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.

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