The family around the lamp

19. January 2015 | Johannes Larsen Museum

The museum has purchased an intimate and loving portrait of Johannes Larsen’s family from the hand of the great artist himself. The drawing “Family around the lamp” is from 1888 and until now has been owned by a family member. 

In the drawing, Johannes Larsen’s mother, Wilhelmine and his sister, Marie can be seen sitting with their needlework. His father, I.A.Larsen, is reading some papers and his little brother, Adolf, knicknamed “Agrarian” looks on. The scene is typical of the time: a family sitting close together in the evening around the lamp, to save on expensive kerosene, while darkness falls beyond its glow. The drawing thus depicts a rather ordinary everyday situation of that time, while it also gives a close look into the Larsens’ family life. With the three adults deeply concentrating on their tasks, the viewer has the feeling of having “walked right into the sitting room” without anyone noticing. In this way we can experience their close-knit and private family life - through the artist’s eyes.

Calendar

Family Workshop: Bird kites
Sunday, August 27, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Get inspired by Johannes Larsen’s birds and then build your own kite.

Concert: 1917 AD
Thursday, September 28, 7 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museet

How does a year sound?

1917: A NEW ERA
September 2 - November 26, 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The exhibition is about the decisive year 1917, when a plethora of leading artists and authors gathered at Johannes Larsen’s home, setting the tone for a new direction in Danish art.

Art night
Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The four art museums on Funen invite you to come to Art Night.

News

Unique opportunity: Syberg’s studio is open
26. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

In connection with the anniversary exhibition “Garden by the Sea”, you now can experience something unique: Fritz Syberg’s studio.

Lots of activities for families at the Larsen Museum during this summer
26. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

We always have activities for kids. But this summer, we’re shifting into higher gear. Our program is filled with activities the whole summer.

The Minister of Culture visits the opening of Garden by the Sea
20. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

We at the Johannes Larsen Museum were rather proud to be able to welcome Minister of Culture, Mette Bock, when she came and held the opening speech for this year’s big anniversary exhibition, Garden by the Sea

Six stars to Garden by the Sea
20. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Under the headline “Summer came in April”, the newspaper Fyens Stiftstidende (Funen’s Diocese Times) gave a really fine review of our exhibition, Garden by the Sea