Keep up with the Danish collections international tour

The founders of Ordrupgaard, Wilhelm and Henny Hansen, are most commonly known for their love of French art and passion for impressionism. A large part of Ordrupgaard’s collection, however, also consists of Danish art from the 19th and early 20th century. Wilhelm Hansen was the patron of a selection of Danish artists and personally knew a number of famous artists – of whom many also were guests at Ordrupgaard. Hansen intensively gathered Danish art from his own time and filled his private living rooms with Skovgaard, Eckersberg, L.A. Ring, the Funen Painters and Hammershøi.

The founders of Ordrupgaard, Wilhelm and Henny Hansen, are most commonly known for their love of French art and passion for impressionism. A large part of Ordrupgaard’s collection, however, also consists of Danish art from the 19th and early 20th century. Wilhelm Hansen was the patron of a selection of Danish artists and personally knew a number of famous artists – of whom many also were guests at Ordrupgaard. Hansen intensively gathered Danish art from his own time and filled his private living rooms with Skovgaard, Eckersberg, L.A. Ring, the Funen Painters and Hammershøi.

 

Hammershøi and the Danish art

The exhibition shows beautiful artworks from the Danish collection of Ordrupgaard – artworks from the Golden Age to Hammershøi. The exhibition is not only an experience of a collection, but also a piece of art history, which presents the visual development over a decade.

From J.Th. Lundby’s romantic landscapes to Theodor Philipsen’s Danish take on impressionism. The specific foreign influence seen in the colorful landscapes of the Funen Painters and L.A. Ring’s dim and gloomy realism.

The exhibition culminates with a string of Hammershøi empty and quiet living rooms – the beautiful and melancholy interiors that have made him Denmark’s perhaps best-known painter abroad.

 

Summary of the Danish collection tour abroad

Randers Kunstmuseum, Randers, Denmark: 18 May – 9 September 2018

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany: 9 May – 22 September 2019

Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg, Sweden: 12 October 2019 – 22 Marts 2020