Art historian Professor David Jackson discusses the role of the visual arts in Denmark during the first half of the 19th century, a period of exceptional creative production.
His talk will focus on the role of painting within the cultural, social and intellectual life of an extraordinary place and time, that plucked from the ruins of the Napoleonic wars a remarkable cultural renaissance.
Alongside such well known writers as Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard, artists such as Christoffer Eckersberg and Christen Købke turned their attention to the people, traditions, and customs of their land, as the nation advanced from absolute monarchy to democratic rule. In the process they captured the vibrancy of an era of innovation and cultural richness.
David Jackson is Professor of Russian and Scandinavian Art Histories in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds.
His recent book, Danish Golden Age Painting, is published by Yale University Press.
This online event is organised by ARTscapades and will be hosted on Zoom.
Detail from P.C. Skovgaard, The Cliffs at Møn, 1851. Oil on canvas, 114 × 141 cm. Private collection.