Hi, everyone! How are you doing, my dear friends? As usual, let me start start by sharing some music with you – this time “Uh Huh” by “Julia Michaels”.
I think that when many of you hear the Carlsberg name, it is probably going to make you think about one of the world’s most famous beers. The New Carlsberg Art Museum is however indeed associated with Carlsberg beer and this fine arts house is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The building was built in 1888 by Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914). He was the son of J.C. Jacobson – the founder of Carlsberg. The collections are in the museum were mostly personal collections of Carl Jacobsen.
Carl Jacobsen was in the beer brewing industry since 1871 and 10 years later, in 1881, he founded his own beer company, Carlsberg. Carl had a passion for art and loved to collect all kinds of works of art – especially French and Danish modern art along with ancient artworks from the Mediterranean region.
In order to establish an art gallery, Carl has twice donated his art collection to the country and the Copenhagen municipal government in 1888 and 1899. In 1902, Carl established a new Carlsberg Foundation to provide funding for the establishment of the Carlsberg Art Museum.
The museum mainly collected sculpture exhibits in the early days, but the collection of arts and arts has gradually increased, so the museum now also collects sculpture exhibits and many paintings, prints and other fine arts. The building of the museum was completed in 1897 and expanded in 1996.
The museum is composed of two main parts: the Museum of Ancient Art and the Museum of Modern Art. It offers a unique art mix in an impressive architectural environment.
The Museum of Ancient Art showcases outstanding collections of Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman art, displaying 3500 years of magnificent art and history.
The modern hall and modern pavilion focuses on Danish paintings and sculptures of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as French art of the same period. Visitors can admire paintings from the golden age of Denmark, experience French Impressionist paintings and more than 40 works by Gauguin. Tourists can also see a complete series of bronze products by Degas and 35 sculptures by Rodin. Some of the ancient Egyptian art was borrowed from other museums for a long time.
The National Museum of Art provides most of the museums. French oil paintings, with the financial support of the New Carlsberg Foundation, new artwork is constantly being added to museums every year.
In the New Carlsberg Art Museum (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek), there is a large and beautiful winter garden enclosed by a glass dome over a large garden built and planted like a rain forest. You will find many different plants here – tall palm trees, various flower plants and you will also find benches in this beautiful and spacious garden, so visitors can sit and relax at any time and feel the breath of nature surrounded by sculptures and art. If you are hungry and tired, you can sit down in the cafe for a short break a cake or lunch.
Or maybe just have a cup of coffee in a quiet corner of their little shop, where you can find a lot of fine arts books or you may just sit down and be a modern tourist and check Tao Bao’s favorite gadgets on your phone and buy some souvenirs and the like.
From Block To Body
The story of sculpture at the Glyptotek begins with the meeting of the raw marble block with the sensuous, languishing figures carved by the master sculptors of the age. A raw and untreated block of marble is juxtaposed with chips cut from it – touch the surface and note both the rough and the smooth sides. Through millennia, stone-carvers and artists have transformed the block into sculptures in an infinite number of forms, from naked human bodies with graceful,soft movements or expressive backs, bowed down in thought, to works of an abstract character.
The Glyptotek’s collection of French and Danish sculpture from the 19th and 20th century presents a journey to a period in which sculpture developed radically as an art form. Running throughout the collection is the celebration of the human narrative,in which drama-tic destinies, love,moments of death, fear and euphoria are brought to life in the sculptured bodies. The exhibition is a sensuous, moving, display of how the artist travels from block to body.
There are many exhibits in the museum. I only took part of the photos to share with everyone, more exhibits, friends to personally experience it.
The New Carlsberg Museum of Art often hosts a variety of thematic exhibitions that form an integral part of the museum’s experience. It is therefore recommended that you visit the website https://glyptoteket.com before the visit for information about the exhibition and current events.
Thanks for reading my blog. I hope you enjoyed my blog. You can also read about my trip to the Designmuseum Danmark here.