J.P. Jacobsen and the visual arts

15/5-2016

18/9-2016

J.P. Jacobsen is a poet who paints with words and indulges in colours in the same way as his artist contemporaries. This is how Jacobsen was described by his mentor Georg Brandes and his fellow writer Herman Bang. The exhibition shows paintings and sculptures by the group of artists with whom Jacobsen associated, a group encompassing important names of the day such as P.S. Krøyer and Kristian Zahrtmann. Furthermore the exhibition shows how Jacobsen after his premature death was claimed as a ‘painter-poet’ in Germany. Paula Modersohn-Becker, amongst others at the artists’ colony in Worpswede, was intrigued by his writings.

Ernst Josephson, J.P. Jacobsen, 1879. Das Nationalhistorische Museum, Schloss Frederiksberg.
Ernst Josephson, J.P. Jacobsen, 1879. Das Nationalhistorische Museum, Schloss Frederiksberg.
Erik Henningsen, Ein Treffen in der Wirklichkeit am 1. März 1882, 1910. Das Nationalhistorische Museum, Schloss Frederiksberg.
Erik Henningsen, Ein Treffen in der Wirklichkeit am 1. März 1882, 1910. Das Nationalhistorische Museum, Schloss Frederiksberg.

Faaborg Museum acknowledges the generous support of the following trusts and foundations:

15. Juni Fonden

A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal

Augustinus Fonden

Kulturministeriets Forskningsudvalg

Lillian og Dan Finks Fond

Novo Nordisk Fonden

Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond