About the work
It was an occasion where the Danes made a retrospective look on their evolution of modern art. The exhibition entitled: Japanomania in the North 1875-1918 was held at the National Gallery of Denmark in 2017. The curator attempted to trace the muted aesthetics of their homeland, or indeed the Nordic countries through the 19th and 20th century.
From the image and in ascending order, that is the painting on the left, is Heavy Swells at the West Coast of Jutland, 1894 by Niels Skovgaard. At the far end is Leda with the Swan, 1918 by Kai Nielsen. Towards the front are series of chairs temporary installed for viewers, designed by Hans Wegner, CH24, or Wishbone in 1949. All of these works share the common thread of renewed thoughts on nature, impermanence and simplicity.
This image has been contextualized to adopt a more grainy and muted tone.