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Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough

Written by Aksel Ritenis

Selections from the Collection of Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr.

 

 

On view at Scandinavia House, in New York City, Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough: Selections from the Collection of Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. is an exhibition of masterworks by leading Danish painters of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring a selection of 37 works from the premier collection of Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr., the exhibition traces key developments in Danish painting from the late neoclassical, to the romantic, to the early modern eras—a period of unprecedented artistic creativity that saw the emergence of a distinctive national school of Danish painting.

 

Documenting the full richness and variety of the period, the selection includes an outstanding group of paintings by Vilhelm Hammershøi, the most celebrated of all Danish modernists, as well as important works by Nicolai Abildgaard, Anna and Michael Ancher, Christen Købke, P.S. Krøyer, and L.A. Ring, among others.


Organized by The American-Scandinavian Foundation, Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough is co-curated by Dr. Patricia G. Berman, a leading specialist in early modern Scandinavian art, and Dr. Thor J. Mednick, a noted scholar of modern art and a specialist in Danish art.

 

“Danish Paintings From the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough: Selections From the Collection of Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr.”

Exhibition open until Jan. 25, 2014

Scandinavia House,
58 Park Avenue, at 38th Street;

Telephone-212-779-3587212-779-3587
scandinaviahouse.org.

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