The museum has purchased a Fritz Syberg painting

19. January 2015 | Johannes Larsen Museum

The museum acquired a Fritz Syberg painting: Detail from Frederiksberg Gardens (55 x 66 cm.), painted in 1927, on the auction website Lauritz.com in September 2014.
The painting takes the direct approach to nature that is typical of Syberg, with broad brush strokes and many nuances of shading. It is a chilly picture, and while it is unclear whether it was painted in the winter or the early spring, there is an sense of loneliness and calm in the motif. The painter seems to stand in the water and gaze in towards an empty pathway that snakes its way through Frederiksberg Gardens.
Even though Fritz Syberg was from Funen and spent the greatest part of his life in Kerteminde on Funen, he painted many pictures from Søndermarken and Frederiksberg Gardens during his second marriage with Marie, Anna Syberg’s sister. She lived at the idyllic Valdal by Søndermarken Park near Frederiksberg Castle, and didn’t wish to move to Kerteminde. She and Fritz were together during her holidays, when she came to Kerteminde, and when he took week-long trips to Valdal to be with her.
Naturally, motifs from the area around Valdal made up a part of Syberg’s artistic production during those years, where Søndermarken Park and the Copenhagen Zoo, as well as the Frederiksberg Gardens had to take the place of his beloved fields of rye and the landscapes of Funen.

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