Echo Room: Thorvaldsen, Willumsen, Jorn and Their Collections

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What do the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844), the Symbolist Jens Ferdinand Willumsen (1863-1958), andthe artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973) have in common besides the international outlook that made them leave their Danish motherland? They lived in different eras, yet built up vast collections that echo as well as pollinate their own artistic practice in similar ways. This uniquely designed catalogue presents the artists’ different approaches to collecting.Thorvaldsen was known for his expertise in antique art, Willumsen as an El Greco expert, and Jorn -- a co-founder of COBRA and the Situationist International -- strove to make modern art accessible to a broad audience. All three of these artists' art collections, now in public museums, carry an individual style that does not espouse collecting art chronologically, but rather intuitively. Their collections shook up the museum landscapes of the 19th and 20th centuries.
ISBN 9783775743662. Hatje Cantz.
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    9783775743662
What do the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844), the Symbolist Jens Ferdinand Willumsen (1863-1958), andthe artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973) have in common besides the international outlook that made them leave their Danish motherland? They lived in different eras, yet built up vast collections that echo as well as pollinate their own artistic practice in similar ways. This uniquely designed catalogue presents the artists’ different approaches to collecting.Thorvaldsen was known for his expertise in antique art, Willumsen as an El Greco expert, and Jorn -- a co-founder of COBRA and the Situationist International -- strove to make modern art accessible to a broad audience. All three of these artists' art collections, now in public museums, carry an individual style that does not espouse collecting art chronologically, but rather intuitively. Their collections shook up the museum landscapes of the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Author
    Anne Gregersen, ed
  • Publisher
    Hatje Cantz
  • Release
    July 2018
  • Binding
    pb
  • Format
    304 pages, 240 illustrations. 24 x 27.3 cm
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    nyp due 5/7/18
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    available