Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
As I was reading this I was transported to the summer of 2000 when we were travelling in Europe and visited dear friends in Denmark. One of the most memorable places we visited with them was this wonderful museum, which is situated 35 km. north of Copenhagen, on the North Zealand coast in a very spacious old park with a fine view across the sound of Sweden. It houses an exquisite collection of modern art by international artists such as Arp, Francis Bacon, Calder, Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Sam Francis, Giacometti, Kiefer, Henry Moore, Picasso, Rauschenberg and Warhol. The numerous sculptures are placed around the grounds; as one wanders through the museum there are pleasant surprises when suddenly finding a window framing a sculpture set in a natural garden.
Louisiana shows six to eight major exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. Now on, as reported on Art Daily, is The Flower as Image.
It is an exhibition where the visitor will be taken on a pleasure trip through works by classic masters like Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Paul Gauguin, and can follow the perspectives from there into modern art with Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Emil Nolde and Georgia O”Keeffe as well as more recent artists like Sigmar Polke, Irving Penn, Robert Mapplethorpe, David Hockney and Andy Warhol all the way up to the young contemporary artists Pipilotti Rist, Marc Quinn, Beatriz Milhazes and Nobuyoshi Araki […] the ambition of the exhibition to highlight how the flower motif also gives the artists an opportunity to think about what it actually means to create a work of art and how a motif that seems quite innocent on the surface carries within it a great narrative of the development of art and sheds light on both classic modern art and contemporary art.
Notice the exhibition that is just closing is about the work of Jørn Utzon**, the Danish architect best known as the man behind the Sydney Opera House…I didn’t know that, did you?
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