Sculpture and other spatial art

Examples. See details below.


The museum owns about 100 original sculptures, mainly in the smaller formats - for example statuettes, portrait heads and busts. The works were created from the end of the nineteenth century until about 1960; the major work in this collection is the large Abyssinian by Johannes C. Bjerg from 1914-15. The bulk of the sculpture col¬lection is from the period 1930-60, and the figurative tradition of that period is quantitatively best represented in the collection, in which the sculptor Gottfred Eickhoff (1902-1982), with 16 sculptures, enjoys a special position.

Within the more sparsely represented abstract sculpture from the period, Sven Dalsgaard (1914-1999) in particular stands out with a total of 11 sculptures from the period 1949-1960. Dalsgaard's sculptures all came to the museum in 1984 as part of the art bequest from the leading civil servant Erik C. Mengels (1908-1983).

In addition there is a small collection of ceramic sculptures, pots and dishes, mainly from the period 1940-1980.
Plaster casts

Besides the original sculptures, the museum owns a small selection of plaster casts; the majority are casts, in the less costly material plaster, of original sculptures in mar¬¬ble or bronze; a few are so-called original models, an intermediate stage in the sculptural process between clay and stone/bronze. The casts came to the col¬lection in the earliest years of the museum, mostly in the period c. 1890-1915. Of the collection, about 30 works are preserved today, and a fairly large selection of these are usually exhibited in Hall 5 at Fuglsang Kunstmuseum.



Johannes Bjerg, Abyssinian (1914-15). Photo Ole Akhøj

Gottfred Eichoff, Gerda II (1932) - Photo Ole Akhøj

Helge Holmskov, Girl Shipping. (1955)

Robert Jacobsen, Iron sculpture, 1949. Photo Ole Akhøj

Plaster casts. Photo Finn Brasen