Wednesday, 11 November 2020

The Golden Age of Danish Painting (1801-1864) Exhibition – Part I

 This exhibition features more than 200 works by the leading Danish artists of the period covered 1801-1864: Christoffer Eckersberg, Christen Købke, Martinus Rørbye and Constantin Hansen…

 


The exhibition is well put together and general notices on the different themes covered (the Art studio, landscape open-air painting, travel paintings, interiors, etc.) as well as for individual paintings are very detailed and interesting. The quality of the paintings is high.

Unfortunately, with the Covid 19 Lockdown, the museum is closed for the time being. Let’s hope that the exhibition will re-open before it ends.

 

Prometheus Molding Man from Clay – Oil on paper mounted on canvas by Constantin Hansen

 

The Life Class At the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhaguen – Oil on canvas (57,7x82,5 cm ) by Wilhelm Bendz Copenhague, Statens Museum for Kunst

A Little Girl, Elise Købke, with a Cup (1850). Oil on canvas (39 cm x35,5 cm) by Constantin Hansen Copenhagune, Statens Museum for Kunst

 

A View Through Three Arches on the Third Storey of the Colosseum (1815). Oil on canvas (32 cm x 49,5 cm) by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg - Copenhaguen, Statens Museum for Kunst

 

Loggia, Procida (1835) - Oil on paper mounted on canvas (32 cm x 47,5 cm) by Martinus Rørbye, - Stockholm, Nationalmuseum

 

Fields of Oats Near Vejby (1843) – Oil painting (25,5 x 28,5 cm) by Peter Christian Skovgaard - Copenhaguen, Statens Museum for Kunst

 Fields of Oats Near Vejby is one of favourite paintings in the exhibition (Click on the photo to see a larger version). The notice for this painting explained that the Danish artists were interested in botanic and followed lectures by the director of the botanical garden. And this painting shows a precise observation of the different plants in this field.

Frederiksborg’s Castle Viewed from Jaegerbakken. Evening (1835) Oil painting on canvas (71,8 cm x 103,4 cm) by Christen Købke - Copenhaguen, Hirschsprung Museum

 

One of the Small Towers of  Frederiksborg’s Castle (around 1834-1835) -  Oil painting on canvas (177 cm x 162 cm) by Christen Købke - Copenhaguen, Designmuseum Danmark

One of the Small Towers of  Frederiksborg’s Castle (Detail)

 

Outside the North Gate of the Citadel (1834) - Oil painting on canvas (79 x 93 cm) by Christen Købke - Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Outside the North Gate of the Citadel (Detail)

 

The Exhibition

The Golden Age of Danish Painting (1801-1864)

Temporary Exhibition
22 September 2020 to 03 January 2021

Petit Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill 75008 Paris – France



Saturday, 31 October 2020

Fontaine de l’Observatoire or Fontaine Carpeaux in Paris - France

 The Fontaine de l'Observatoire (also known as the Fontaine des Quatre-Parties-du-Monde, or simply the), is in the Jardin Marco Polo, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. It was commissioned in 1867 and dedicated in 1874.


It is adorned with sculptures of female figures by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux representing the four parts of the world.






Some of the heads made in preparation for this project can be seen in Paris in the permanent collection of the Petit Palais museum.

 

The Chinese (1872) – Plaster patinated by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

This is a male head that was made by Carpeaux and will be used as reference for the feminine figure representing Asia. Carpeaux used, as model, Chinese people who were travelling to Paris.

Pourquoi Naitre Esclave ? Why Born a Slave? – Plaster patinated by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

Other statues also at the Petit Palais museum:

 

Ugolin et ses enfants / Ugolino – Plaster patinated by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

The three graces – Patinated terracotta by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux was from the city of Valenciennes in the North of France and the Fine Art Museum there holds a large collection of Carpeaux’s works.

 

Related resources

Paris Fine Art Museum -Petit Palais 

Valenciennes Fine ArtMuseum

Antoine Watteau monument by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux in Valencienne

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Green Tomatoes

Green tomatoes - Oil on canvas panel (6" x 8") by Benoit Philippe

This a a plate of tomatoes picked in our garden. It was nice setting my pochade box on the garden table outside and painting them.

 

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Red Geranium

Red Geranium - Oil on canvas panel (6" x 8") by Benoit Philippe

 

Thursday, 17 September 2020

My Coffee Mug

 

My Coffee Mug - Oil on canvas board (8" x 6") by Benoit Philippe