The exhibition, jointly organised by the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK, Copenhagen) and the Petit Palais, includes more than 200 works by leading artists of this period, including Christoffer Eckersberg, Christen Købke, Martinus Rørbye and Constantin Hansen. The exhibition has benefited from research carried out over many years and offers a comprehensive analysis of this artistic period. It focuses on a number of key themes relevant to the social, political, economic and cultural conditions of 19th century Denmark. At the same time, it provides a broad overview of familiar subjects such as life in Copenhagen, the artist at work, travelling, landscape painting and the family. These precise and delicate paintings are also notable for the originality of their frames.
Exhibition organised in collaboration with the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhague and the Nationalmuseum, Stokholm
Servane Dargnies de Vitry, curator of 19th century paintings at the Petit Palais
Curatorial advisers :
Peter Nørgaard Larsen and Annette Rosenvold Hvidt (Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen)
Magnus Olausson and Carl-Johan Olsson (Nationalmuseum, Stockholm)