A different Golden Age painter
26.3. – 27.8.17
In addition to his painting Nightmare from 1846, the museum has recently acquired an unknown but stunning self-portrait of the artist Ditlev Blunck. The exhibition will be the first major presentation of an artist who received much praise and recognition in his time, even though he spent his later years in exile upon being convicted of a sexual offence (it is thought that he was a homosexual). Many people are familiar with his painting Danish artists at the Osteria La Gensola in Rome from 1837, but many of the works that will be featured in this exhibition are from private collections and as such unknown to the public. With works on loan from a number of other museums, Nivaagaard’s major exhibition of Blunck’s works will be the first of its kind.
10.9.17 – 8.1.18
Nivaagaards Malerisamling 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.