Paintings

Examples. See details below.

 

The Fuglsang Art Museum has a collection of about 600 paintings with the main emphasis on Danish artists. The collection of paintings ranges in time from works from the end of the eigh-teenth century to the 1980s.


 
The museum has a small but fine collection of Danish Golden Age paintings. The emphasis is on the landscape painting of the period, with subjects from the nearby geographical area: the Møn Cliffs, the Iselingen Forest, Lake Maribo and Nakskov Church. The collection does however also include other subject types such as portrait paintings and travel pictures. The most important artists of the period are all represented: Wilhelm Bendz, C.W. Eckersberg, Constantin Hansen, Jens Juel, Christen Købke, C.A. Kølle, J.Th. Lundbye, Martinus Rørbye and P.C. Skovgaard.

 

 Another central focus of the collection is works created in the period between c. 1880 and 1910. Fine examples of Impressionism, Symbolism and Proto-Modernism are represented by artists such as Anna Ancher, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Oluf Hartmann, P.S. Krøyer, Johannes Lar¬sen, Theodor Philipsen, L.A. Ring, Fritz Syberg and Olaf Rude.

 

 Early Danish Modernism is an important area in the Fuglsang Art Museum's collections, with works by among others Harald Giersing, Jais Nielsen, Vilhelm Lundstrøm, Olaf Rude and Wil-liam Scharff. Several of these are major works. The subsequent "darkness painting" is also signifi¬cantly represented in the museum's collections by the works of artists like Søren Hjort Niel-sen, Erik Raadal, Erik Hoppe and Lauritz Hartz.


 
With Erik C. Mengel's bequest to the museum in 1984 the Spontaneous-Abstract artists were also given a substantial representation in the museum. The collection included works by among other artists Henry Heerup, Asger Jorn, Ejler Bille and Carl-Henning Pedersen. Men¬gel's collection also included examples of Concrete Art, for example by Richard Mortensen and Preben Hornung, while Surrealism is also represented by artists like Vilhelm Bjerke Petersen and Sven Dalsgaard.


 
The newest paintings in the museum are a collection of Neorealist works and examples of the "Young Wild" painting from the end of the 1970s until the mid-1980s. These currents are represented by artists such as Niels Strøbek, Bjarke Regn Svendsen, Anette Abrahamsson, Inge Ellegaard, Ursula Reuter Christiansen, Peter Bonde, Kehnet Nielsen and Nina Sten-Knudsen.

 

Examples:

Wilhelm Bendz, The church at Ramsau, Bavaria 1832

P.C. Skovgaard, View of the Cliffs at Møn. C. 1843

Anna Ancher, Harvest time. 1901

Oluf Hartmann, Landscape with boat, Skejten near Fuglsang, Lolland. C. 1905, Photo: Ole Akhøj

Jais Nielsen, Self-portrait 1916 - 1917 Photo: Ole Akhøj