Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen 2

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The Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK) is located in Copenhagen. It is home to Danish art. Its collection includes some 260,000 works, spanning more than seven hundred years from the late Middle Ages to the present day. It has numerous masterpieces by artists such as Albrecht Durer, Peter Paul Rubens, CW Eckersberg and Christen Kobke. Today, the SMK attracts around 450,000 visitors annually. Most of us outside of Scandinavia, are unfamiliar with Nordic pictorial and sculptural traditions. But their paintings do reflect their underlying Nordic cultures, social values on compassion & emotion and finally their natural environment. The Nordic approach is visually less intense and flamboyant as compared with the Italian Baroque or to the French Impressionist. Their approach is more humanistic and much closer to our daily life. Stylistically their 18C and 19C paintings were mostly realistism with clarity, sharpness, crispness and on occasion melancolia. It much closer to ordinary persons and our life.


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Statens Museum for Kunst The Home of Danish Paintings First created Jun 2006. Version 2.0 - 17 Nov 2017 . Jerry Daperro. London . All rights reserved. Rights belong to their respective owners. Available free for non-commercial, Educational and personal use.


Nordic Paintings Jens Juel (1745-1802) was a Danish painter primarily known for his many portraits. He is regarded as the leading Danish portrait painting pf the 18 th century . This is a very private painting of the artist and wife. It remained in the artist’s home until the widow sold it to the king of Denmark about 1820s. J Juel 1791


CW Eckersberg 1813 Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg is a well-known Danish painter. His portraits dominated Danish painting through the later 19C – the seeming realism of details coupled with a rigorous clarity of composition, embedded in everyday ritual.


CW Eckersberg 1813


CW Eckersberg 1828 Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg was a very influential Danish painter. He painted with clarity with sharpness, which characterised many Nordic paintings. He taught and reformed the Academy in Copenhagen. He painted historical subjects, Neoclassical portraits with austere compositions and turned to marine painting including paintings of ships on the 1820s. He is also referred to as the Father of Danish painting .


M Rorby 1825 Martinus Rorbye (1805-1848) was Danish painter known for genre works and landscapes. He was a central figure of the Golden Age of Danish painting during the first half of the 19C. His interest was in the light and surfaces can be seen from the reflection on the mahogany table top. The painting also full of symbolism – an open window, a bird cage, warships in the dock beyond the window, plants at different stage of development from seedlings to full blossoms.


W Bendz 1826 Wilhelm Bendz (1804-1832) was a Danish painter mainly known for genre works and portraits. He was one of the most talented artists in the successful generation of painters who studied under Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg.


W Bendz 1830 “The picture held in the man’s hand – presumably a small portrait of the older woman’ late husband - informs us that close family ties bind together these individuals and the image they look at. We see intimacy unfolded before our eyes: the presentable aspects of private family life as well as glimpses of the intimate sphere accessed only by those on the inside.” by Mikkel Bogh, Director of the SMK museum .


C Hansen c1827 Carl Christian Constantin Hansen was one of the painters associated with the Golden Age of Danish Painting .


JC Dahl 1829


JC Dahl 1829 Johan Christian Dahl was one of the better known Norwegian painter, often considered as father of Norwegian Landscape painter. He lived and work mainly in Dresden and he was a friend of the German painter Caspar David Friedrich, a Romantic Landscape painter. Dahl became a professor at the Academy. His paintings are full of symbolism and scenes of his Norwegian homeland. On the painting here the stones surrounded the tree was an ancient Norwegian burial site and the two trees representing an older married couple.


W Marstrand 1833 Wilhelm Marstrand was a Danish painter of the Golden Age of Danish Painting. CW Eckersberg was a friend of his family. He painted genre and history painting .


C Kobke 1832 Another student of the Royal Academy, Christen Kobke (1810-48) was am outstanding painter of portraits, landscapes and townscapes and occasional genre scenes. His mostly calm, luminous, factual presentation of unexceptional subjects tends to hide behind it nationalistic pride and through the inclusion of significant symbolic objects, a desire to include moral meaning in his Romantic approach ..


C Kobke 1830s Christen Kobke (1810-48) was arguably the greatest painter of Danish ‘Golden Age’, a period of artistic achievement. He had the remarkable ability to invest the simplest corner of town or countryside with charm and delicacy and endowed ordinary people and places.


C Kobke 1835


C Kobke 1843


F Sodring 1835


AW Boesen 1848


Carl Block (1834-90) studied with Wilhelm Marstrand at the Royal Academy of Art. He travelled to the Netherlands where he became acquainted with the works of Rembrandt. He also studied in Italy. His early works included rural genre subjects and later developed his historical style. C Bloch 1863


C Bloch 1863


H Jerichau 1878


Michael Ancher 1882 “Michael Ancher (1849-1927) was a Danish realist artist. He is remembered above all for his paintings of fishermen and other scenes from the Danish fishing community in Skagen” Wikipedia. Michael Ancher married Anna Ancher, who was also a painter in her own right.


Michael Ancher 1883


Anna Ancher 1891 A painting on a funeral is an unusual setting for a painting but Skagen was a fishing village.


Anna Ancher 1891 Anna Ancher nee Brondum (1859-1935) was a one of Denmark’s greatest visual artist. She was a colourist and a character painter. An example of this was her painting of an old man ‘Lars Gaihede Whittling a Stick’’. Lars Gaihede Whittling a Stick by Anna Ancher ’


PS Kroyer 1879 Peder Severin Kroyer was of the best known and loved painter of his colourful paintings. He was also belong to Skagen group of painters, a community of Danish and Nordic artists, including Michael and Anna Ancher.


PS Kroyer 1883


Eric Henningsen (1855-1930) was a Danish painter and illustrator. He was best known for his Social Realist paintings of poor and exposed group in the 1880s. He was preoccupied with the rights and living conditions of unemployed, women, workers, children and the elderly . Erik Henningsen 1888


Erik Henningsen 1888


Erik Henningsen 1888


Erik Henningsen 1888


Erik Henningsen 1888


LA Ring 1894 LA Ring (1854-1933) painted this after a visit to the catacombs in Palermo convent. These were the mummified corpses of the monks at different ages.. The last burial still had hair and beard on the corpse. In the painting L A showed us that in death we will find nothing except the almost comical remains of bodies that was once alive. L A Ring (1854-1933) pioneered in symbolism and social realism in Denmark.


LA Ring 1897 Laurits Andersen Ring (1854-1933) painted his wife in pregnancy, with the promise of spring acting as a symbol of the consummation of love. With so much new found happiness, hope and flowering plant a contrast to the last painting of death . This is also a new woman toward independent, quietly confident and composed, a liberated woman different to the woman of the Romantic era .


LA Ring 1908 The house of the old woman Ane was prepared for spring by Per Nilen. The building was crooked with age and wear. It is a glimpse of everyday life. The abruptly cropped cutting off the window and Ane’s face together with the realistic details contribute to the sense of looking at a piece of everyday life. This is one of LA Ring’s tried and tested painting composition.


P Hansen 1901


CJ Bonnesen 1902


CJ Bonnesen 1902


CJ Bonnesen 1902


CJ Bonnesen 1902


Edvard Eriksen (1876-1959) was a wood carver, before joining the Academy of Fine Art. Later in life he also taught in the Academy . E Eriksen 1904


E Eriksen 1904


Jens Ferdinand Willumsen (1863-1958) was associated with the Symbolism and Expressionism movements. He lived mostly in France. Besides painting, he had interests in sculpture, architecture, ceramics and photography and was an accomplished engraver . J Willumsen 1912


Jan van Scorel played a leading role in introducing Italian Renaissance painting into Dutch and Flemish Renaissance. He spent a number of years in Italy. Date of painting unknown. Oil on canvas, transferred from panel. 44x32.5 cm . Other European Paintings Jan Scorel


Erhard Altdorfer 1530-35 Ergard Atdorfer (1480-1561) was a German printmaker, painter and architect, who worked as a court painter in Schwerin. He was also the younger brother of Albrecht Altdorfer .


M van Roymerswaele 1540


Lucas Cranach the Elder 1550 Lucas Cranach the Elder a German painter and printmaker and a friend of Martin Luther, who founded the Protestant Reformation. He also work as a court painter to the Electors of Saxony. He was a portraitist and continued throughout his career to paint nude subject drawn from mythology and religion.


P Bruegel the Elder 1526


J Bassano c1550 Jacopo Bassano (c1510-1592) an Italian painter who painted mostly religious subjects, including landscape and genre scenes. He was from a family of painters of the Venetian school. He was one of the most influential painters in the Veneto apart from Titian.


A Bloemaert 1591


Rubens. c1617


Rubens c1624 Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a Flemish Baroque painter, who successfully to rival the Italians. He painted many large scale altarpieces, murals and ceilings, but always in oil. He was also a brilliant colourist par excellence. His paintings are intensely visual and uniquely affirmative of the joys of life.


J Steen 1671


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