The National Gallery of Denmark SMK

The National Gallery of Denmark is enormous. The amount of art on exhibition would be impossible to view in one day. Hence I decided to restrict myself to the French Impressionists. The lady on the counter tried to persuade me to also visit the Danish impressionists. But when she told me there was a Rodin exhibition I decided to limit my visit to the French impressionists and Rodin.

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french-art This collection was donated to the museum by Johannes Rump (1861-1932) a Dutch collector. Most of the works were created between 1920 and 1930. Among the works are some of the most famous french impressionists. He also collected some non french impressionists who were working n Paris at the time.

 

 

Alice by Amadeo Modigliani
Alice by Amadeo Modigliani

The works collected by Rump would have been what I would have collected if I had been alive then and had sufficient means to be a collector.  The works on display are stunning and beautifully lit making a visit extra special.

 

 

 

Woman with a horse by Jean Metzinger
Woman with a horse by Jean Metzinger
Self Portrait by Henri Matisse
Self Portrait by Henri Matisse

 

 

 

Woman in Chemise by Andre Derain
Woman in Chemise by Andre Derain
Woman with a vase by Fernard Leger
Woman with a vase by Fernard Leger