A new Christine Swane painting at the museum

02. July 2014 | Johannes Larsen Museum

The museum has acquired Christine Swane's painting "Table with Flowers" from a family that bought it at a Gronningen art show on February 6, 1959. Since the painting is dated 1959, the paint had hardly dried when it was shown and purchased!

Christine Swane (1876-1960) was a painter and a potter as well as being Johannes Larsen's sister. Her last name came as the result of her marriage to the painter Sigurd Swane in 1910. Their relationship lasted until 1920; they had a son, Lars Swane.

The newly purchased painting is typical of Christine Swane's artwork. She was fascinated by French cubism right from the start, with its emphasis on geometric forms like triangles, circles and cubes. Thick contour lines, thin layers of colour and the use of turquoise and yellow green are all tools Christine Swane often employed in her artwork.

The artist repeatedly worked with still lifes of flowers, vases and bottles. Here, as in many other of Christine Swane's paintings, the objects are placed on one of the tiled tables, she herself had made.

The painting is now on display in the old kitchen (info-room) in the Villa, where it can be seen all summer.

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