As on other occasions, among the summer activities to include in your leisure program, from "Decorate with Art", we suggest you visit the Museum Thorvaldsens in Copenhagen, to which the author bequeathed his work.
A must, see for all those art lovers and for those who, having not yet aroused this interest, are attracted to the idea of immersing themselves in the unknown and the beautiful with a new look.
We recommend you to visit their website https://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/en where you can take a tour through their photographs that will transport you to their galleries and immerse you in another time, immemorial, in which art transforms and releases the essence cloistered in the depths of our being.
Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor of the nineteenth century (1770 - 1848), is the spirit of a time of great splendor, classical Greece, twenty three centuries later. It is his art a realistically idealized art. Everything in it is balance, his work shows the reality liberated of impurities. Thorvaldsen expresses the ideal humanity that inhabits every human being, but with astonishing and suggestive fidelity.
Emotion appears almost always contained, in an attitude of solemn scene, of indifferent estrangement. The aseptic treatment that gives to the expression of Beauty attracts attention. In his work, beauty is naked, contemplative, transcending itself. The emotion occurs in the viewer, paradoxically, before a work where beauty is shown in the refined harmony of proportions, in the measuredness of the gesture, in the ambiguity of its expression.
Highlights include the decoration of the Church of Our Lady of Copenhagen, the tomb of Pius VII in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and the monument to Lord Byron at Trinity College, Cambridge.