The Small Salon – Paul Gauguin and the Danish Connection

Special Exhibitions /01.05.2022 - 08.01.2023

The exhibition is temporarily closed in week 40 due to reinstallation.

The Small Salon displays a small thematic exhibition entitled Paul Gauguin and the Danish Connection that casts the spotlight on the French artist Paul Gauguin’s (1848 – 1903) residence in Copenhagen (November 1884 – May 1885). The thematic exhibition presents 13 works by Gauguin from the museum’s collection and tells the story of the artist’s wife, Mette Gauguin (née Gad) – a businesswoman with a knack for selling his work and organising his exhibitions.

Newly acquired painting
The focal point of the exhibition is the newly acquired painting La neige à Copenhague (Snow in Copenhagen) (1884). The painting dates from the period, during which the Gauguin family lived in a ground-floor flat at 105, Gl. Kongevej in Copenhagen. The motif is from the residential/park neighbourhoods of Frederiksberg, and it may be a view from one of the windows of the yards behind the building. The work is probably one of the first landscapes he painted in Copenhagen.

The Small Salon
In the future, The Small Salon will provide the setting for small, temporary exhibitions of French art.  In this exhibition space, visitors can gain insight into the museum’s work on French art – one of the Glyptotek’s main fields of interest.

The Small Salon is located in exhibition hall 32.

The painting La neige à Copenhague was acquired with funding from Augustinus Fonden, Ny Carlsbergfondet and Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond.

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