Highlights

Christen Købke (1810-48), A View from Dosseringen near the Sortedam Lake Looking Towards Nørrebro,1838

On the brink of the Sortedam Lake near his home just outside Copenhagen, which was much smaller then, Købke has depicted a quiet summer’s evening shortly before sunset.

The painting is infused with a highly Romantic atmosphere, but the study for the painting shows that he actually observed the motif in the middle of the day. He has, then, radically changed the light of the scene.

The story in the painting

Købke made numerous additions to the motif, such as the woman on the bridge and the boat on the water. He imbued the image with a narrative – a wordless story about departures and separation. In fact the party in the boat could not have travelled far on the tiny lake, but within the painting’s universe this is unimportant. By adding the Danish flag to the scene Købke accentuates the Danish nature of the scene.

Christen Købke, A View from Dosseringen near the Sortedam Lake Looking Towards Nørrebro, 1838. 53x71,5 cm. KMS359
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Close-up or another view

Here you can zoom-in on the work for a close-up view of all of the details. - Or you can gain a new understanding about the work by watching films where researchers, conservators and artists talk about the work from their viewpoint.


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More views of the work – see the films

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Christen Købke's 'A View from Dosseringen' - in the artist’s view
The artist Hannah Heilmann tells about Christen Købke's painting: A View from Dosseringen near Sortedam Lake. Looking towards the Surburb Nørrebro. Outside Copenhagen.

Kolofon
Producer:
Mathilde Schytz Marvit
Camera and editing: Martin Pedersen
Contributory: Hannah Heilmann


Christen Købkes ' View from Dosseringen' - in the researcher's view
Our senior researcher Kasper Monrad tells about Christen Købke's painting: View from Dosseringen near the Sortedam Lake Looking Towards Nørrebro.

Colophone
Producer:
Mathilde Schytz Marvit
Camera and editing:
Martin Pedersen
Contributory:
Kasper Monrad


Updated: 15.oct.2014
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