Christine Swane 1876-1960

Christine Swane, who was Johannes Larsen's sister, received her art training from Fritz Syberg, J.F. Willumsen and Harald Giersing.

Originally, her style was close to that of the other Female Funish Painters, favouring flower motifs. But after her marriage in 1910 to the painter Sigurd Swane, and her meeting with the Swedish painter Karl Isakson, her style changed and became more modern, with emphasis on cubistic forms and colourisitic values. Her earlier figurative style, typically with a richness of detail, gave way to a more decorative style with geometric or facetted forms in a two-dimensional space. At the same time, her colours became clearer, with shades of yellow, blue and green in the forefront.

Her preferred motifs were still lifes and interiors, but she also painted portraits, some full-figure paintings, and landscapes, especially of forests. She also worked with ceramics, sculpture, embroidered pictures, batik and poetry.

Christine Swane was the female Funish Painter who achieved the most recognition for her art during her lifetime. She was also the most active exhibitor among the three female artists, starting in 1905. She participated in the "Journalistic Society's Exhibition of Works that have been Refused by Charlottenborg", and continued exhibiting regularly, in separate shows as well as in the annual spring exhibitions at Charlottenborg, and other established institutions of art.

Christine and Sigurd were divorced in 1920. Their son, Lars Swane, later became a painter like his parents.

Today, the Johannes Larsen Museum has the largest collection of works by Christine Swane in the country.

Calendar

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

Johannes Larsen's Birthday
Tuesday, December 27, 11-16
Johannes Larsen Museum

Free entrance all day!

News

The Johannes Larsen Museum seeks a head curator
3. December 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Mette Ladegaard Thøgersen will soon be the department head of Nyborg Castle and the Mayor’s Yard in Nyborg.

What should we do without you
3. December 2018
Johannes Larsen Museet

We are so fortunate to have many volunteers connected to the museum, who help us with many things.

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.