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Fritz Syberg | Naturalist painter

Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Syberg, generally known as Fritz Syberg, (28 July 1862, Fåborg - 20 December 1939, Kerteminde) was a Danish painter and illustrator, one of the or Funen Painters (Fynboerne) living and working on the island of Funen.

Biography

Syberg, from a poor background in Fåborg, first served a house painter's apprenticeship under Syrak Hansen, the father of fellow artist Peter Hansen before attending the Copenhagen Technical School in 1882 where Holger Grønvold taught him drawing.
After a short period at the Danish Academy (spring 1884), he attended the Kunstnernes Frie Studieskoler (1885-1891) where he was the first of the Fynboerne to study under Kristian Zahrtmann.


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Wenzel Tornøe | Genre painter

Wenzel Ulrik Tornøe (1844-1907) was a Danish genre painter. Tornøe was the son of birch judge Jens Wenzel Tornøe (1792-1866) and Eleonore Jakobine - born Lacoppidan (1797-1872).
From 1861-65, he studied at the Art Academy and debuted in 1865 at Charlottenborg with Uffe the spages duel. 1865 came his A Poor Woman with her Child and Mignon and Harp Player, and since then he has been among the permanent exhibitors.
In 1871 he traveled to Rome, where he painted a quantity of genre pictures, for which he found many buyers so that he could extend his stay in the South over two years.


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Laurits Tuxen | Skagen painter/sculptor

From: Art Museums of Skagen
Laurits Regner Tuxen was brought up in Copenhagen. As the son of a naval officer, he originally wanted to be a marine artist. When training at the Royal Danish Academy of fine Arts, he and Peder Severin Krøyer were considered to be the most talented students.
Tuxen first visited Skagen in 1870, and he returned several times during the 1870s. More than 20 years would pass before he returned in 1901.
During that time Tuxen trained as a painter in Paris together with Peder Severin Krøyer and he was one of the co-founders of the Kunstnernes Frie Studieskoler, which was established as an alternative to the academy.
Tuxen became a popular portrait painter and travelled a lot due to commissions from the royal courts of Europe.


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Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg | Neoclassical painter

Having won the Great Grand Prize for painting awarded by the Royal Danish Academy in 1809, the Danish painter Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783-1853) set out from Copenhagen the following year with Rome as his ultimate destination.
He spent three years in Paris along the way, including one year as a pupil of the foremost European painter of the era, Jacques-Louis David.
Eckersberg was arguably David's most important foreign follower.
Absorbing both his austere Neoclassical idealism and his admonition never to stray from nature, the master's teachings prepared him for Rome as well as his subsequent career as a mentor to younger painters.


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Christine Løvmand | Flower painter

Christine Marie Løvmand (19 March 1803 - 10 April 1872) was a Danish artist who specialized in paintings of flowers and still lifes. She was one of the few women at the time who gained recognition as a painter.
As a child, Løvmand helped her sick mother look after the five children in the family. When her father died in 1826, she resolved to work hard to support the family.
From 1824, both Christine and her sister Frederikke started to have painting and drawing lessons with the flower painter Johannes Ludvig Camradt.
In 1827, the two sisters began to exhibit at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition.


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Karl Alfred Broge (Danish, 1870-1955)

Karl Harald Alfred Broge was a painter of the Danish School, born in Copenhagen in 1870. He was a pupil of Holger Grönvold, and exhibited at the Academy of Arts from 1889 to 1894, where he was a student of Rudolf Bissen for a short while.
He is best known for his sunlit Danish interiors, often with a seated lady, which can command high prices at auction, but also an accomplished painter of Danish Landscapes which he exhibited at the Academy in 1891, 1892 and 1894.
He was appointed director of a “drawing school for women without fortune”.


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Morten Lasskogen, 1986

Morten Lasskogen è un graphic designer e digital artist di origini Danesi.
Il suo lavoro sfida lo spettatore ad esplorare un luogo interdisciplinare, un luogo che si trova tra il riconosciuto e lo sconosciuto.
Ispirato da luci e ombre, il lavoro di Lasskogen bilancia il minimalismo e il surrealismo e l'estetica futuristica con oggetti dei giorni nostri.
Esplorando le nozioni del presente, futuro e passato, il suo lavoro pone domande sull'esperienza condivisa del nostro ambiente, oggi come in futuro.


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Io conosco il canto dell'Africa..

"Io conosco il canto dell'Africa,
della giraffa e della luna nuova africana distesa sul suo dorso,
degli aratri sui campi e delle facce sudate delle raccoglitrici di caffè,
ma l'Africa conosce il mio canto?
L'aria sulla pianura fremerà un colore che ho avuto su di me?
E i bambini inventeranno un gioco nel quale ci sia il mio nome?
O la luna piena far un'ombra sulla ghiaia del viale che mi assomigli?
E le aquile sulle colline Ngong guarderanno se ci sono?"

Monologo tratto dalla scena finale del film "Out of Africa" che fu prodotto e diretto nel 1985 dal regista di "Come eravamo", Sydney Pollack, e sceneggiato da Kurt Luedtke.
"Out of Africa" è stato uno dei maggiori successi del cinema (240 milioni di dollari d’incasso), aggiudicandosi ben sette premi Oscar (tra cui miglior film, regia e sceneggiatura) e tre Golden Globe.

Meryl Streep in "La mia Africa" / "Out of Africa"