L.A. RING & H.A. BRENDEKILDE
22.9.19 – 26.1.20
The exhibition Artist Brothers is coming to the Nivaagaard Collection this autumn. The focus of the exhibition is on artists L.A. Ring (1854-1933) and H.A. Brendekilde (1857-1942) and their unusual artistic journey together from 1880-1920. Both of them came from poor backgrounds, sharing a room and studio in Copenhagen in certain periods.
Ring and Brendekilde lived in a time marked by great political and social upheaval. The exhibition shares the hitherto untold story of the close friendship between these brothers-in-art and their shared artistic ideal. They shared a number of subjects and existential themes, which they worked on in the realistic breakthrough works of the 1880s and, later, in their symbolic life-interpreting works in the 1890s.
The exhibition, which has come about thanks to a collaboration with Randers Art Museum and Brandts in Odense, features a large selection of Ring’s and Bredekilde’s best paintings as well as several ceramic and glass works.