Monthly Archive for March, 2010

Hype: Købke and the Golden Age

I’m still suffering somewhat from a heavy workload here, so it’ll be a while longer before I return to regular blogging, but I just wanted to let those of you in the UK who might be interested know that there’s currently a great show on at the National Gallery in London of the Danish painter Christen Købke’s (1810-1848) work. It presents a choice selection of the best of one of the best kept secrets of early 19th-century modern painting and may be an eye-opener for people interested in modernity or Scandiavian art. (Of course, there’s also the fascinating, major show of Købke’s French contemporary, Paul Delaroche — an expertly curated show, suggesting several fresh avenues of exploration into his work and that of his contemporaries).

Also, on April 24, the Gallery is hosting a study day where a number of scholars will present papers on Købke and his time, the so-called Danish Golden Age. I myself will be participating with a paper on Købke and his teacher, the equally interesting C. W. Eckersberg (1783-1853). It is open to everyone at a modest fee and I naturally urge you to go if you have any interest in these subjects.

View of the North Gate of the Citadel, 1834, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen.

Draw or Die!

Danish quality comics publisher Steffen P. Maarup has ripped off borrowed the inspired concept of pitting cartoonists against each other on paper from French cartooning duo Ruppert/Mulot, and the results promise to be pretty hilarious. Check in here — a new battle will be posted every Friday until we have a Danish champion!

First up are Cav Bøgelund and Erik Petri, above.

Tegneseriebeats i Vega

Dansk Tegneserieråd præsenterer i samarbejde med Vega for første gang i Danmark Tegneseriebeats — en tegneseriemusikevent med Philip Ytournel (Politiken), Christoffer Zieler (Weekendavisen) og Rikke Villadsen samt DJ M. Dejean

Onsdag den 31. marts 2010 kl. 20.00-23.00 på Ideal Bar, Vesterbro.

Se hvad der sker, når tegnerne lader sig inspirere af DJ M. Dejean og vice versa. Mens musikken spiller projiceres tegninger op på væggen. Alt er helt og aldeles live. Intet er aftalt på forhånd. Næsten…. Continue reading ‘Tegneseriebeats i Vega’