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Related to the exhibition: Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough: Selections from the Collection of Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr.
Painting of the so-called Golden Age (1800-50) is a highlight in Danish art, and over the last few decades Golden Age painters like C.W. Eckersberg, Christen Købke, and J. Th. Lundbye have gained increased recognition in the U.S., as art museums and galleries like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago have acquired a number of their important works.
Dr. Kasper Monrad, Chief Curator at the National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst), discusses the rise of the first Copenhagen-based school of painting and Danish painters' turn toward subjects of everyday life and the study of nature.
Prof. Dr. Jørgen Wadum, Director of Conservation at the National Gallery of Denmark, will present the latest insights into the Golden Age artists' techniques and processes which have been informed by preparatory drawings under painted canvases as revealed by infrared photography.