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.
Wilhelm Bendz, The
church at Ramsau, Bavaria 1832
View of the Cliffs at Møn. C. 1843
Harvest time. 1901
Landscape with boat, Skejten near Fuglsang, Lolland. C. 1905,
Photo: Ole Akhøj
Jais Nielsen, Self-portrait 1916 - 1917
Photo: Ole Akhøj