Summer with French masterpieces at the Glyptotek
Summer at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen offers visitors world-famous classics of art. Friday 15th June sees the opening of a new display of the Glyptotek’s collection of French painting, which contains Northern Europe’s finest Impressionist collection.
The Glyptotek’s collection of French paintings is a sequence of masterpieces. Throughout the summer visitors can experience some 150 works, a cornucopia, including work by such great masters as Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin.
The new arrangement invites one to take a pleasurable stroll through one of the most radical and visionary periods in the history of painting – the years from 1850 up to the beginning of the 20th century.
The Glyptotek’s collection of French painting
The Glyptotek holds Scandinavia’s largest collection of French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, which numbers such works as ”Shadows on the Sea” by Claude Monet, ”Landscape from Saint-Rémy” by Vincent van Gogh, ”Tahitian Woman with a Flower” by Paul Gauguin, ”Toilette after the Bath” by Edgar Degas and ”The Absinthe Drinker” by Édouard Manet.
Also featured is a selection of works of French sculpture from the same period, most notably the Glyptotek’s collection of sculptures by Edgar Degas – one of only four complete sets in the world.
Free guided tours round the Glyptotek all summer
You can join any of the free guided tours at 1.00 p.m. every Sunday throughout the summer and so get a new perspective on the museum’s permanent collections.