2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Adam Jeppesen for Brandts

Adam Jeppesen. The Pond

There is an ethereal, almost metaphysical quality to Adam Jeppesen’s work. In his series The Pond the artist works with cyanotype, a method that relies on chemical processes and sunlight and challenges the photographic techniques. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, the Danish art museum Kunstmuseum Brandts now adds four pieces from the series to its collection.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Skagen Painters in a new light

Michael Ancher Den røde stue, 1914

The art museum Ribe Kunstmuseum has added two pieces by, respectively, Viggo Johansen and Michael Ancher to its collection of Danish art. The paintings reveal new sides of the two artists, who were both among the so-called Skagen Painters and also, each in their way, relates to the wives of the two friends. The acquisitions were made possible by grants from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Danish art photography to Lausanne

Nicolai Howalt. Elements, 2016

Nicolai Howalt works with photography in a conceptual and highly experimental approach. In his two series Elements and Silver Migration he examines the possibilities and limitations of photography in physical materials. With funding from the New Carlsberg Foundation, Musée de l’Elysée now adds 26 pieces from the two series to its collection.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Skovgaard at the beach

P.C. Skovgaard Sommerdag ved en dansk kyst, 1850

The Skovgaard Museum in Viborg recently acquired a rarely seen landscape painting by the Danish Golden Age artist P.C. Skovgaard with support from Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond and the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Important works by Tovborg to Lemvig

Alexander Tovborg. Formidleren, 2010

Based on four archetypes Alexander Tovborg has created a new religion in his art project New Eternity (2010–12). Two of the archetypes are now on display at Museum of Religious Art in Lemvig. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation the museum has acquired two of Tovborg’s paintings.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Cheeky Frølich

Lorenz Frølich. En kvindelig model, ca. 1840

As a student of some of the leading artists of the Danish Golden Age, including Rørbye, Købke and Eckersberg, Frølich learned drawing and painting from the best. Eckersberg’s influence in particular is evident in this early life study by Frølich, which the Skovgaard Museum has now acquired with funds from the Danish Agency of Culture and Palaces and the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

From safe-deposit box to museum wall

Wilhelm Marstrand. Liggende model, 1833

Just over two decades ago, Wilhelm Marstrand’s Liggende Model (Reclining Nude) was bought by a private Swiss collector at a Danish auction. When the Danish authorities blocked the export of the painting, the new owner promptly packed the little Golden Age gem away in a safe-deposit box in Copenhagen. Now, Marstrand’s painting has finally found a permanent home at The Nivaagaard Collection, thanks in part to support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Aagaard Andersen times three

Gunnar Aagaard Andersen. Additiv farveblanding, 1970’erne

With grants from the New Carlsberg Foundation, the art museums Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, HEART and Sorø Kunstmuseum have acquired several important works by Gunnar Aagaard Andersen. The acquisitions are significant contributions to the museums’ collections of Danish concrete art.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Adam and Eve to Faaborg Museum

Kristian Zahrtmann. Adam og Eva, 1892

Adam og Eva (Adam and Eve) from 1892 is one of Kristian Zahrtmann’s rare treatments of a Biblical topic as well as a rare example of a female nude by the painter. With support from the Danish Agency of Culture and Palaces and the New Carlsberg Foundation, Faaborg Museum can now add the painting to its collection.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Hovedtøj (Headgear)

Trine Søndergaard Hovedtøj 1, 2019

Hats, bonnets, veils and hair ornaments ... In her characteristic subtle art photographs, Trine Søndergaard has depicted 19th-century headgear from the Skive region in 17 photographic works. The photo series Hovedtøj (Headgear), which is currently shown at Skive Museum, now finds a permanent home at the museum thanks to a donation from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2019 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Lemmerz unfiltered

Christian Lemmerz. Dantes Dream, 2010

Cannibalism, mounds of entrails and little homunculi kicking at torn-off heads. Christian Lemmerz’s monumental judgment-day vision Dante’s Dream is not for the faint of heart. The artist’s principal work, which comprises 18 large drawings, was recently acquired by Randers Museum of Art thanks to grants from the New Carlsberg Foundation and other donors.

2019 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Njideka Akunyili Crosby at SMK

Njideka Akunyilis Crosby. In the Lavender Room, 2019

Njideka Akunyili Crosby has made a strong name for herself in the international art scene in recent years with figurative and interior images that are simultaneously classical and groundbreaking. A donation from the New Carlsberg Foundation has now enabled SMK, the national gallery of Denmark, to acquire one of her principal pieces.

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