Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek – 21 of May to 18 of July

A Meeting of Masters – Heaven and Earth in Motion
The Danish Golden Age painter Christen Købke hits his second century. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is celebrating the occasion with a new exhibition. From 21st May to 18th July the public can experience a meeting of the Danish Golden Age painter with the German master of landscapes, Caspar David Friedrich.
2010 is the bicentenary of the Danish Golden Age painter Christen Købke, celebrations of which will include exhibitions in London and Edinburgh. At the Glyptotek the small but select Købke collection will form the venue for a meeting of masters between the artist and a rare guest in Denmark: Caspar David Friedrich.

Christen Købke (1810-1848) is the absolute epitome of Danish Golden Age art, and is loved for his fine, precise depictions of landscape. Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) is one of the most important figures in European Romantic landscape painting and is admired for his ability to represent the divine in nature. Common to both artists is the fact that they have influenced the way we experience landscape today. This is the background for the exhibition.
“A Meeting of Masters deals with how, around the year 1800, landscape painting suddenly leaped from being merely a reproduction of nature to dealing with feelings, faith and morality. The landscape became the playground of artistic genius. Some artists spun off into poetry, others tended to keep their feet on the ground. Friedrich is deliberately mysterious. He chooses to present the invisible by means of the visible – Købke remained concerned with what everybody could actually see,” says Flemming Friborg, Director of the Glyptotek.
At the exhibition, entitled “A Meeting of Masters” the public can experience 20 landscape paintings. Among these are a handful of works by Caspar David Friedrich from the Hamburger Kunsthalle, as well as a number of works by Christen Købke, J.C.Dahl and Jens Juel from the Glyptotek’s own collection.th May from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

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