Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Observingarts: Spring exhibition explores intimate realms at the National Gallery of Denmark 11 February 2016

Jean-Siméon Chardin (1699-1779) Soap Bubbles c. 1733-34
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / Wentworth Fund, 1949

What do emotions and moods look like when expressed in the realm of art? And how can the intimate interaction between people be depicted? 

The exhibition Closer – Intimacies in art explores how artists from the 18th to the mid-20th centuries sough to portray ‘intimacy’ through close, sensitive observation of people, nature and domestic settings. The exhibition assigns a crucial role to the matter of intimacy in the evolution of modern art. 

Highlights include works by Jean-Siméon Chardin, Nicolai Abildgaard, Edvard Munch, Berthe Morisot, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Edward Hopper and Pierre Bonnard.

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