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European Premiere: Eckersberg – Fascination With Reality

With the first large retrospective outside Denmark, the Hamburg's civic gallery pays tribute to Denmark's most important painter of the 19th century

With an encompassing retrospective on Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, presented for the first time outside of Denmark in Europe, the Hamburger Kunsthalle will be paying tribute to one of the most prominent Danish painters of the first half of the 19th century from 11 February to 16 May 2016.

Distinctive Blend of Classicism and Innovation.

Through his progressive approach of combining tradition and innovation, constructive composition and enhanced realism, Eckersberg evolved into one of the defining figures for the European development of art between classism and romanticism. Eckersberg’s pictorial worlds, in their immediacy and compositional radicalism, often appear as an anticipation of the photographical view.

90 Paintings & 40 Drawings From His Entire Life

Around 90 paintings as well as 40 drawings and printed graphics will be featured in this exhibition, including nearly all of the artist’s major artworks and selected from an oeuvre comprising a remarkable variety of genres: Apart from portraits, historical paintings and genre depictions, Eckersberg has performed pioneering work particularly in the fields of landscape and marine painting.

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