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

Beer, operetta and a campfire
Sunday, August 19, 5:00 - 8:30 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Good for body and soul

Valuation Day at the Museum
Lørdag den 8. september kl. 11-14
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Har du noget spændende i gemmerne, som du gerne vil have vurderet af en ekspert?

NATURE – Home & Workplace
Sept.15 - Dec.9, 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Let a group of Nordic artists take you along on a grand experience of nature. They all have this in common: they live and work in natural places.

Concert with HUSH
October 4, 2018 at 8:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

News

Search for Christine Swane paintings met with great success
26. June 2018
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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
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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
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The Coffee House at the Johannes Larsen Museum is closing on Feb.1, 2018 due to rebuilding and expansion.

The Ladby Tapestry will be extended
5. December 2017
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The beautiful Ladby Tapestry will be on display at the museum for another two months.