10.9.17 – 7.1.18
The Nivaagaard Collection is collaborating with the painter Jesper Christiansen in organising the biggest-ever exhibition of the works of Danish painter Immanuel Ibsen (1887-1944). Ibsen’s grandson Nils Bjergvig is also involved in the project, helping uncover previously unknown biographical information about Ibsen’s life and work. Ibsen experimented a lot with setups and worked diligently with form and colour. The exhibition will feature new artistic angles of Immanuel Ibsen’s oeuvre, and we look forward to putting the spotlight on one of modernism’s less known, albeit still prominent figures.
The Danish Golden Age x 2
10.9.17 – 7.1.18
All 26 works of the Ordrupgaard collection of Danish Golden Age artworks will be exhibited this autumn at the Nivaagaard Collection. The two Golden Age collections will meet in a joint special exhibition which will offer a unique chance to see the work of Eckersberg, Købke, Lundbye, Marstrand, Skovgaard and others.
If photographs could talk…
Historical photos of Johannes Hage, Nivaagaard and the surrounding area
On the first weekend in September, a new exhibition will open at the museum cafe and in the Bergia Room. We will present a series of reprints of beautiful, old photos of the museum’s founder and his family, the collection of paintings in its original form, the workers at the Teglværket tileworks and Nivå in earlier times.
Johannes Hage left a lasting mark on Nivå, and the exhibition raises awareness of Hage’s life and the circles in which he moved. The photographs tell the story of a bygone era. And you can compare for yourself Nivaagaard then and now while enjoying a meal and a glass of something nice at the museum cafe.
21.1. – 12.8.2018
J.L. Jensen (1800-1856) – popularly known as Blossom-Jensen – is the leading flower painter of the Danish Golden Age. While flower painting was traditionally a low status genre, Jensen devoted himself to the portrayal of sensuous fruits and bouquets in glowing colours for which he is known and loved today. His oeuvre also includes kitchen pieces, hunting scenes and bird portraits.
Jensen drew inspiration from Dutch baroque art of the 1600s, while reinvigorating the genre by investing floral arrangements with symbolic content and mixing Danish flora with exotic flowers and birds. The work of Blossom-Jensen signifies the dream of everlasting beauty and eternal life, the dream of sustaining the blossoming of youth and seizing the moment. Here and there motifs of mutability and memento mori emerge, reminding us that nothing lasts forever.
The exhibition is accompanied by both Golden Age poetry and contemporary works of poetry which likewise revolve around themes of natural beauty and impermanence.