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Jens Lund, Mon âme voltige sur les parfums…(Baudelaire). 1901. Part of the Jens Lund Collection, The Vejen Art Museum. Photo: Pernille Klemp

Exhibition | 17.apr.2018

New exhibition: Hieroglyphs – Symbolist Drawings 1890-1910

In the exhibition you can delve beneath the surface to explore inner realities. Discover works from a time when symbolism flourished in art and artists focused on matters of spirit, soul and form.

Directing their attention to the soul and humanity’s inner lives, artists such as J.F. Willumsen, Johannes Holbek and Jens Lund developed a new visual idiom in art as the nineteenth century drew to a close. This spring’s special exhibition homes in on the Symbolist movement, exploring the great significance of drawing in Danish art during this period.

Featuring more than a hundred works of art, the exhibition allows you to delve into hidden narratives, dreams and visions that have taken form as gnarled trees and flowers - and to explore the humorous distortions of caricature at close quarters.


Johannes Holbek, The Barber, 1901.

Try a drawing workshop
Try your own hand at the art of drawing. During two workshops inspired by the exhibition you can explore serpentine flowers, entwined figures and caricatured hairdos.

The workshops will take place on 16 and 30 May on the Stage.

Hieroglyphs – Symbolist Drawings 1890-1910

Exhibition period
19 April - 12 August 2018 

Price
Standard admission or SMK Annual Pass

Updated: 12.jul.2018
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