Recent activities in AFSMK
Hammershøi & His Contemporaries
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Lecture by Dr. Kasper Monrad, Senior Research Curator, National Gallery of Denmark
At Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, New York
Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) is the most outstanding Danish painter of the late 19th century. He concentrated on a small number of motives – portraits, interiors, monumental buildings and landscapes – and his palette is dominated by grey tones.
The lecture shed light on not only the direct influences that Hammershøi received, but also on the parallel endeavours in the contemporary painting in Europe, and his paintings were discussed in connection with artists like the American painter Whistler, the French artists Carrière, Gauguin and Seurat, the Belgian painter Khnopff and the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch.
Tracing Rembrandt, Bosch and Bruegel
-an interdisciplinary collaboration between conservators, conservation scientists and art historians called Technical Art History
Monday, October 31, 2011
Lecture by Dr. Jørgen Wadum, Keeper of Conservation & Director CATS at the National Gallery of Denmark
At ARTstor, New York
The lecture focused on how the fusion between the humanities and the natural sciences will offer amazing new knowledge about our cultural heritage – in this case two fascinating and revealing stories of old master paintings, their making, meaning and interpretation were presented in a lavishly illustrated talk.