Exhibition Abildgaard (1743-1809)
from November 13, 2008 to February 9, 2009
Nicolai Abildgaard was a leading exponent of Danish art in the late 18th century. Influenced by the ideas of the Age of Enlightenment, his work testified to a rebellious as well as a classical spirit, from both an aesthetic and a political point of view.
For the first time in France, the public thus have a chance to learn about an artist who combined a specifically Northern European art form with themes related to the universal ideas prevalent at the turn of the century.
The exhibition is supported by the Foundation of Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark and His Royal Highness the Prince Consort, the New Carlsberg Foundation and OAK Foundation Denmark.
The catalogue is made possible by the Foundation of Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark and His Royal Highness the Prince Consort, the New Carlsberg Foundation and the Danske Bank International
Organized by: Élisabeth Foucart-Walter, Department of Paintings, musée du Louvre ; Thomas Lederballe, Department of Graphic Arts, Statens Kunst Museum, Copenhague.
Sully Wing, 1st floor.
Open daily except Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and until 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
€9 ; €6 after 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.