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National Gallery in London Opens First Exhibition of Paintings by Christen Kobke
A gallery assistant looks at the painting entitled 'View Outside the North Gate of the Citadel' (1834) by Danish artist Christen Kobke (1810-1848) before the private view of his first monographic exhibition ever to be shown outside Denmark at the National Gallery, in London. The exhibition was due to be opened in the presence of HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark but her visit has been cancelled. The exhibition runs until 13 June 2010. EPA/DANIEL DEME.


LONDON.- 'Christen K°bke: Danish Master of Light' is the first monographic exhibition of paintings by Christen K°bke (1810–1848) ever to be shown outside Denmark.

K°bke is arguably one of the greatest talents of Denmark’s Golden Age, yet a solo exhibition of his work outside his homeland has eluded him until now.

This show comprises 48 of K°bke’s most beautiful and distinguished works spanning a variety of genres: landscape, topography, portraiture and his charmingly oblique depictions of national monuments informed by a decidedly avant-garde sensibility. They present some of the most innovative aspects of his work – including outdoor sketching, his fascination with painterly immediacy and his unique treatment of light and atmosphere.

Scenes include those of his home town, Copenhagen (The Northern Drawbridge to the Citadel in Copenhagen, 1837, National Gallery, London); portraits of many of his family and closest friends ('Portrait of the Artist’s Mother, Cecilia Margrete K°bke', 1836, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen); detailed representations of fellow artists ('Portrait of the Landscape Painter Frederik S°dring', 1832, The Hirschsprung Collection, Copenhagen) and of Danish national monuments ('Frederiksborg Castle View Near the M°ntbro Bridge', 1835, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen)

Denmark’s ‘Golden Age’ – the term used to describe the amazing diversity of intellectual, scientific and cultural achievements of the first half of the 19th century – was nevertheless a time of social inequality and economic collapse as the nation was declared bankrupt in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars. Yet Denmark recovered with remarkable swiftness and creative endeavour to produce in its art defining images of a peaceful, innocent, ordered society.

Painters such as K°bke reflected this renewal of national pride, depicting their lives and reflecting their surroundings through their art. K°bke’s work demonstrates his ability to endow ordinary people, places and simple motifs with a universal significance, creating a world in microcosm for the viewer ('Cigar Seller at the Northern Exit from the Citadel', MusÚe du Louvre, Paris).

K°bke never strayed far from his home city. He left Denmark for only one brief period between 1838 and 1840, reluctantly making the obligatory artists’ pilgrimage to Italy and painting scenes such as Castel dell'Uovo in Naples, (1838, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen). K°bke found his inspiration more readily in Copenhagen painting his immediate surroundings, almost all of which were within the fortified walls of the Danish capital ('View from Citadel Ramparts Towards Langelinie and the Naval Harbour', Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen).

The ‘Golden Age’ has become known as ‘the age of K°bke’ and his precise and clear-cut manner, sharp focus and pristine light are now synonymous with our image of this time of unsurpassed creative flowering.

Christen K°bke: Danish Master of Light is organised with the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, where it will follow from 5 July until 3 October 2010.

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