2nd September is the 200th birthday of J.C. Jacobsen, founder of Carlsberg and father of Carl Jacobsen, founder of Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. The museum is celebrating the occasion with three new works by the Danish painter and graphic artist Jesper Christiansen.
Christiansen interprets various places in Denmark, France and Italy which were important to the old brewing magnate and take as their point of departure the breweries in the Copenhagen suburb of Valby.
J.C. Jacobsen was a pioneer in Danish industry and science and shared with his son Carl a desire to spiritually uplift his fellow Danes through great art. Visitors are invited to embark on a journey in thought, memory and dream.
The three paintings will be installed in the museum’s Danish Golden Age Painting room with the theme ”Travel Memories”.
Artist Jesper Christiansen was trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and, as a young man, took drawing classes at the Glyptotek.
The Glyptotek invites visitors to join the free guided tours with Jesper Christiansen on Sunday 4th and Sunday 18th September at 2.00 p.m. Reservations are not necessary.
The whole ”Carlsberg Family” is celebrating the 200th birthday with a number of activities in the fields of industry, science, art and culture. Download ”The Carlsberg-Family’s” programme for the 200th birthday here.