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.
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.
About Dr. Kasper Monrad
Dr. Kasper Monrad, Chief Curator at the National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst) in Copenhagen, is a specialist in Danish and European painting of the 19th century. He has written several books and curated exhibitions on artists like C.W. Eckersberg, Christen Købke, and Vilhelm Hammershøi.
Dr. Monrad was the Danish curator of the 1992-93 exhibition The Golden Age of Danish Painting at LACMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has given lectures at several American art museums and universities.
About Dr. Jørgen Wadum
Professor Dr. Jørgen Wadum is Director of Conservation at the National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst) and Director of the Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation (CATS). He trained as a flower painter, an art historian, and as a paintings conservator. From 1990 to 2004 he was Chief Conservator at the Mauritshuis, The Hague.
Wadum has published and lectured extensively internationally on a multitude of subjects related to technical art history and other issues of importance for the understanding and keeping of our cultural heritage.
MON – 12-02-2013 – 6:30 PM