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.