Christoffer W. Eckersberg
Eckersberg (1783 - 1853) was a prominent figure in the so-called Golden Age of Danish Art and was known as 'The Father of Danish Painting'. Trained as a history painter at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in the opening years of the 1800s, he was appointed Professor at the Royal Academy, where he introduced plein air painting and female life models to the curriculum. A painter of great diversity, his art spans many genres, from Romanticism and Neoclassicism to Naturalism and Realism.
This beautiful book, published to accompany a major exhibition presented at the National Gallery of Denmark, offers an in-depth examination of Eckersberg's works. Generously illustrated, the book features works from every period of the painter's career while authoritative essays address Eckersberg's approach to nature and the human body; the storytelling aspect of his work and his paintings' reception by audiences throughout Europe and America.
- Author: Kasper Monrad, Chief Curator at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Date published: October 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-3791354828
- Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 24.6 x 2.5 cm