A look at Iceland

Tid: December 10, 2016 - March 26, 2017
Sted: The Johannes Larsen Museum

Einar Falur Ingólfsson in Johannes Larsen's footsteps.

The Johannes Larsen Museum welcomes you to a large, esthetic exhibition that pays homage to the Icelandic landscape: its wide vistas, its steep cliffs, the difficulties of travelling through it and the many stories the landscape has engendered. In addition, the exhibition tells about two artists who travelled in the land of sagas, trying to unearth its soul, 90 years apart.


The Iceland exhibition treats different aspects of the Danish/Icelandic collaboration, which Johannes Larsen’s voyages to Iceland in 1927 and again in 1930 are an expression of. The purpose of his travels was to create many illustrations for the newly translated The Icelandic Sagas, which was published in 1930-32. Johannes V. Jensen and Gunnar Gunnarsson took the initiative to create the project. In the summer of 2016, the Icelandic photographer, Einar Falur Ingólfsson travelled around Iceland following Larsen’s tracks, photographing the sights that Larsen drew. Ingólfsson’s photographs supplement Johannes Larsen’s ink drawings, and in some cases show how the otherwise unchanging landscape has, nonetheless, shifted in the course of 90 years.

In addition, a handful of both living and dead artists’ works will show their interpretations of the Icelandic landscape. Various expedition objects will be included to demonstrate the difficulties Larsen in 1927 - and Ingólfsson in 2016 - had to deal with to produce their art. These will include Ingólfsson’s diaries, notes and sketches, as well as Johannes Larsen’s diaries from his first trip in 1927, where he wrote to his wife, Alhed. She died while Larsen was in Iceland; the tone of his diaries from three years later in 1930 has shifted to reflect his loss. Now he writes mostly to himself, and one can sense that something fundamental has happened in the artist’s life.


Owls in the garden
Sunday, May 28, 11 AM-3 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

We will celebrate Day of the Birds at the Johannes Larsen Museum with a visit from the Owlery.

Family workshop: Draw and paint your favorite animal
Sunday, May 28, 11 AM-3 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Is it longhaired, shorthaired? Does it have feathers or fur?

St. Hans Eve /Summer Solstice on Mill Hill (Møllebakken)
Friday, June 23, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Enjoy the solstice in Larsen’s garden with art, a picnic, campfire, singing and music.

Open House at the Johannes Larsen Museum
Sunday, July 23 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

We will serve champagne and cherry marzipan ring cake!


Alhed’s Apple Blossoms fetched from Sweden
29. March 2017

At the moment, works for the exhibition “The Garden by the Sea” are being gathered together.

Sybergland seen from Villa Wheel-legs
20. March 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The Municipality of Kerteminde has gotten inspired by painter Fritz Syberg’s little house on wheels, Villa Wheel-legs, for use at the new recreational nature preserve, Sybergland.

Birthday present from the Albani Foundation
15. March 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

A major contribution from the Albani Foundation will assure that the 150th anniversary of Johannes Larsen’s birth will be fittingly celebrated.

A new work from PAX acquired by the museum
15. March 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

A fine little pen-and-ink drawing from 1955 gives new insight into where the PAX-collection at the Johannes Larsen Museum comes from.