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Christen Købke

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1833–1845

Christen Schiellerup Købke (26 May 1810 – 7 February 1848) was a Danish painter and one of the best known artists from the Golden Age of Danish Painting. Købke, a national romantic, painted portraits, landscapes and architectural paintings. Most of Købke’s portraits show friends, family members and fellow artists. He found most of his motifs in his immediate surroundings. Now he is recognized internationally for his well composed and harmonic paintings, for their coloristic qualities and for his sense of the everyday life. But in his lifetime he was almost forgotten, especially because of his early death and limited production. Despite his talent and the praise of various contemporaries, Købke had never been inundated with commissions.

Købke is recognized today as one of the most talented among Denmark’s Golden Age painters and the most internationally renowned Danish painter of his generation. The painterly interpretations he made of his surroundings stand as high points of the period.

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Section near the Lime Kiln with a View towards Copenhagen, 1836
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The Garden Steps Leading to the Artist's Studio on Blegdammen, c.1845
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Autumn Morning on Lake Sortedam, 1838
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A View from Dosseringen near the Sortedam Lake Looking towards the Suburb Nørrebro outside Copenhagen, 1838
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One of the Small Towers on Frederiksborg Castle, 1835
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The North Gate of the Citadel, 1834
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Frederiksborg Castle in the Middle Distance, 1837–1838
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Frederiksborg Palace seen from Jægerbakken, Evening, 1835
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The Northern Drawbridge to the Citadel in Copenhagen, 1837
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A view of the Northern gate of "Kastellet" seen from the bastion East of the bridge, 1833–1834
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Bay of Naples, 1843
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View of a Street in Østerbro outside Copenhagen, Morning Light, 1836
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Location: Denmark
Movement: Romanticism, Danish Golden Age

Collection: Statens Museum for Kunst - Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Text: Wikipedia


Posted: September 2020
Category: Painting

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