Tid: June 8 - September 22, 2019
Sted: Johannes Larsen Museum
Major anniversary exhibition in connection with Peter Brandes’ 75th birthday.
Opening: June 7, 2019. All are welcome
The visual artist Peter Brandes has, through many decades, built up a monumental position in the Danish art world. Ambitious and playful, he has worked in all sorts of techniques, from painting to drawing, graphics, photography, mosaics, ceramics and sculpture in all formats, from the numerous book illustration projects to major church decoration commissions to 5 metre high ceramic sculptures.
He is fascinatingly strong-willed and insists on being described as self-taught, he always strives to refine his mode of expression and to simplify the message in his often long series of motifs of a certain theme, such as, for example, reinterpretations of the holy St. Victoria Mountain, which played a big role in the art of Cezanne, and therefore has been seen by Brandes as a starting point for contemporary art. Over the last half century, Brandes’ artworks have been added to the collections of more than a dozen Danish art museums, often comprising the thematic series in graphics, drawing, photo or painting.
In 2019, Peter Brandes turns 75, and we are pleased to celebrate him here at the museum with this biographical exhibition.
The exhibition has come about in cooperation between the Museum for Religious Art in Lemvig and the Johannes Larsen Museum. It is therefore divided into two themes.
At the Johannes Larsen Museum, we will focus on the great myths, which Brandes has worked with intensively. This will happen in a dialogue with the artist’s own comprehensive collection of antique works of art.
At the Museum for Religious Art, visitors will experience the Christian theme in Brandes’ art during the period from May 26 - Sept.22, 2019.