The exhibition “From Buddha to the Baroque” gives a rare glimpse into Carl Jacobsen’s unknown collections. Jacobsen (1842-1914) lived for collecting. Today he is best known for his ancient sculptures from the lands around the Mediterranean, and the French and Danish sculpture from the 19th century.
With the exhibition “From Buddha to the Baroque – Carl Jacobsen’s Unknown Collections” Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek has brought some of the collections home which reveal that his taste for art was much broader than most people realise.
“From Buddha to the Baroque” will show over 100 works including old paintings, Baroque and Renaissance sculpture as well as East Asian Art. One of the treasures is a gilded statue of Buddha, over two metres tall from Japan. The works have been lent by such institutions as the National Museum of Denmark and the Danish National Gallery, though some have also been brought out of Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek’s own storerooms.
The exhibition celebrates Carl Jacobsen’s 170th birthday at the opening on Friday 2nd March 2012 where admission will be free of charge.