Denmark's National Gallery posts winter exhibit lineup

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- The National Gallery here has lined up an array of exhibitions for the winter.

The Statens Museum for Kunst, or the National Gallery, will display "Master of Illusions -- Cornelius Gijsbrechts and His Time" through the end of the year.

Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts was one of the major still- life and trompe l'oeil painters in the mid-18th century.

Through Jan. 16 the old master drawings from Sophus Larpent's late-19th century collection will be on loan from the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway. Larpent owned more than 900 works of art when he died in 1911.

"The Snowball," a painting by Danish Peter Bonde and American Jason Rhoades, was influenced by the artists' love of motor sports combined with the biennial in Venice, Italy, for which it was created. It will be on display Jan. 14 through April 24.

From Feb. 11 through the end of May, the National Gallery focuses on the realism in the works of Francisco Goya in a "Fiction and Reality" exhibition.

An exhibition at the Children's Museum of Art section of the National Gallery through Feb. 27 focuses on life and death.

Other museums in the area are gearing up for next year, as well.

  • The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek, north of Copenhagen, will host a series of architectural workshops with Henning Larsen through Feb. 27.The workshops will focus on ground-breaking architects, and in upcoming months will feature Norman Foster and Renzo Piano.
  • The Arken Museum of Modern Art in Ishoj, just south of Copenhagen, is housing an exhibition of Salvador Dali's works through Jan. 2.
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