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Dahl and Friedrich in Dresden


Dahl and Friedrich in Dresden

Frode Haverkamp, senior curator from the Norwegian Nationalmuseum, Tells about this evocative oil painting, which JCDahl painted of Julie Vogel in her garden 1825.1828. This painting was conceived as a gift to the wedding in 1826 between portrait painter Carl Chrostian Vogel and Julie Gensikten, as mentioned in the inscription on the garden wall, unfortunately caused the protracted birth process that wedding gift came mail Festum but since Julie died 14th April 1824, the painting rather was not completed before the model was deceased. The built walled garden blotch can cause us to think of the late Middle Ages Virgin Mary representations in a closed garden, Hortus conclusus, symbolizing that she is in paradise garden. Foto Henning Høholt

Romantic Landscapes

February 6 to May 3, 2015
An exhibition by Nasjonalmuseet Oslo, Norway and
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden at the Albertinum

DRESDEN/GERMANY: Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840) and Johan Christian Dahl (1788–1857) are regarded as the leading figures of Nordic landscape painting in the Romantic era.

The city of Dresden provided these two great innovators with a stimulating environment where their art could develop and flourish. Here, in their adopted homeland, they shared a house for almost 20 years, passing on their pioneering artistic approach to a generation of younger artists.

J.C.Dahk: Norwegian Mountain Landscape with river 1819. Foto Henning Høholt

The exhibition presents both paintings and works on paper. It is organized by The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, which houses a major collection of Dahl’s works, and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, which possess one of the largest collections of Friedrich paintings in the world.

Selections from these exquisite collections will be supplemented by exceptional loans from other international institutions.A prologue to the exhibition is provided by an introduction to the perception and appropriation of nature in the work of Dahl and Friedrich. Historical content in the landscapes of both artists is then highlighted, followed by two sections entitled “Mountains” and “Sea and Shore”, focusing on motifs they both favoured.

  • Johan Christian Dahl (1788 – 1857), Landschaft mit Regenbogen (Plauenscher Grund), 1819, Copyright: Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design, Oslo, Foto: Børre Høstland, Dag A. Ivarsøy, Frode Larsen, Therese Husby, Jacques Lathion<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
 - Bild öffnet sich in einer Vergrößerungsansicht.
  • Johan Christian Dahl (1788 – 1857), Blick auf Dresden bei Vollmondschein, 1839, Copyright: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Galerie Neue Meister, Foto: Jürgen Karpinski - Bild öffnet sich in einer Vergrößerungsansicht.


Next, their influence as artistic role models in an international context is demonstrated, after which the exhibition culminates in a selection of works featuring cityscapes and images from Dresden as a major theme.

Caspar David Friedrich painted in his atellier in Dresden by Georg Friedrich Kersting ca. 1812. Foto Henning Høholt

With its focus on two internationally recognised artists who lived and worked through an epoch of profound societal upheaval, the exhibition aims both to contribute to deeper understanding of the art of the Romantic period in Dresden, its principal centre, and to open up wider European dimensions.

The exhibition patrons are H. M. Queen Sonja of Norway and Ms Daniela Schadt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please enjou our presentation from the exposition, when it was exposed in Oslo:

http://www.kulturkompasset.com/2014/11/12/dahl-og-friedrich-i-nasjonalgalleriet/

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