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

Islet and Skerrie
Dec. 1, 2018 - March 17, 2019
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Uninhabited isles of the Danes revisited

Christmas table
November 16 - December 31
Johannes Larsen Museum

Get into the Christmas spirit and get inspired for this year’s Christmas table settings.

The Land Painters in Sybergland
Dec.15, 2018 - March 1, 2019
The Johannes Larsen Museeum

Sybergland revisited by the The artists’ group, the Land Painters

Christmas Concert
Sunday December 16, 4 PM
Johannes Larsen Museum

Christmas concert between Nordic peoples and echoes from the Alps, with Helene Blum, Harald Haugaard and others

News

Piggy bank for the history of snaps
26. October 2018
Johannes Larsen Museum

The Snaps Pig has just been published in a handsome new edition with a foreword by Johannes Larsen’s grandson, who carries on the traditions and recipes for spiced aquavit from his grandfather.

Search for Christine Swane paintings met with great success
26. June 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Our art search was broadcast far and wide with the help of the press, Facebook and by word of mouth. After just a short time, to our great pleasure, we received many responses from people who own artwork by Christine Swane.

Fresh nesting boxes for Larsen’s birds
26. March 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Our faithful volunteer, Mogens Salling, has spent the last few weeks cleaning and repairing all the bird boxes in Larsen’s garden.

The Coffee House will be temporarily closed
6. February 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The Coffee House at the Johannes Larsen Museum is closing on Feb.1, 2018 due to rebuilding and expansion.