31 août 2009

Nicolai Abildgaard at the National Gallery of Denmark

Nicolai Abildgaard (1743 - 1809), The Wounded Philoctetes, 1775. Oil on canvas, 123 x 175.5 cm. Statens Museum for Kunst © SMK Foto COPENHAGEN.- Armed with gods, mythological creatures, coarse satire and a modern social outlook, he made his art a mouthpiece for reform in a time of unrest under absolute monarchy, social injustice and stifled freedom of expression. Despite his international orientation and multifaceted, powerful life's work, Abildgaard has long stood in the shadow of his student C.W Eckersberg and the more... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2009

"Nicolai Abildgaard. The Artist Who Taught Friedrich and Runge" @ Hamburger Kunsthalle

Nicolai Abildgaard (1743 - 1809), Der verwundete Philoctetes, 1774-1775. Öl auf Leinwand, 123 x 175,5 cm. © Statens Museum for Kunst, Kopenhagen HAMBURG.- Hamburger Kunsthalle presents today Nicolai Abildgaard. The Artist Who Taught Friedrich and Runge, on view through June 14, 2009. For the first time in Germany, the exhibition presents 100 works by the Danish neoclassical and Romantic artist Nicolai Abildgaard (1743–1809). Abildgaard was Denmark’s first important history painter; he was, however, expressly critical of... [Lire la suite]
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