Hammershøi exhibition Ordrupgaard

17/03/2016

The other day I had the exquisite pleasure of attending an exclusive tour of the new 'At home with Hammershøi' exhibition at Ordupgaard - a beautiful museum located just North of Copenhagen. Even though I have grown up close by, I had never visited the museum before, a big mistake on my behalf, but better late than never:) The museum and surrounding areas are amazing, and I would thoroughly recommending going there if you are lucky enough to visit Copenhagen.
Back to Hammerhøi: the exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Vilhelm Hammershøi, and I am sure a few of you (maybe without knowing) are familiar with his simple compositions and stunning works. I have to say that his aesthetics are very similar to the ones we see today, and call simple Scandinavian design.
Hammerhøi at Ordrupgaard - by Anya Nøddebo Jensen
Most of his works were made in his beloved flat on Strandgade, Christianshavn. Many of his most famous paintings are of interiors, and often with his wife depicted from behind. Hammershøi's earlier works enjoyed critical acclaim for their simplicity, and for recording the 'banalities of everyday life.

My colleague and I were guided through the exhibition by the talented and well-informed staff of Ordrupgaard and got to see everything without the interference of other visitors. I can tell you it was a very special treat to be able to enjoy the paintings and have time and peace to take it all in.

The curators had also staged the big hall 'Hammershøi-esque' with furniture, carpets, crockery, and even the doors borrowed from their own Ordrupgaard buildings, as they are from the exact same era.

Please have a look at my favourite Hammershøi paintings from the exhibition, and also notice that I have attempted to channel my inner Hammershøi in my pictures, with a little help from my friend.
Hammerhøi at Ordrupgaard - by Anya Nøddebo Jensen

Hammerhøi at Ordrupgaard - by Anya Nøddebo Jensen
We were also shown the house of Danish design icon Finn Juhl - also on the grounds of Ordrupgaard, but that I will have to share another time.


I also want to thank the staff at Ordrupgaard for the fantastic press-event - very enjoyable indeed.

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6 comments:

  1. The pictures you have taken are really something else - they look like a painting.
    Hugs Tamzin :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin, these pictures are stunning :)

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  2. I absolutely love Hammershoi and his style of painting. Very current even though it is more than 100 years ago he painted them. How long is the exhibition on for?
    Emma Svensson

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    1. Hi Emma - the exhibition is on to the 19th June, so you still have plenty of time :)

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  3. Det ser super spændende ud - hvor længe er udstillingen der, og koster det penge.
    Minna P

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  4. Hej Minna - udstillingen slutter først den 19 juni, og ja du betaler entre til Ordrupgaard - tror det er 125 kr :)
    Axx

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