Copenhagen Museum Thorvaldsen and the reasons why you should (really) visit itLet’s start by confessing to one thing at once: I dreamed of doing it as a craft.
No, not so much about visiting the museums (why?), But creating the outfits and the paths inside it, yes.
It is called museology the discipline that studies all the techniques and ways to create a museum, and even if the diatribes on terms are several, it is important to know that the paths, how are the works, lights, captions or everything displayed What you see is the result of a long study. Does not it look fascinating to you? (And I’m not ironic).
Irrespective of your opinion about a museologist career (we are just over and over) …
The Thorvaldsen Museum is a pearl that deserves a stop in that of Copenhagen. Just one hour, but the emotions are remarkable.
Who was Thorvaldsen?
Familiar to anyone who has studied (like me) art history, totally unknown to anyone who has other interests or passions or training (like my dumbfounder who did not understand where I was even after repeating the name 4/5 times).
Bertel Thorvaldsen was a neoclassical sculptor born and died in Copenhagen. If Antonio Canova is known for the most, Bertel Thorvaldsen followed the same artistic style and many times the two were compared. The sculptures are inspired by ancient Greek art, the results, you can see them in the photos.
Why visit the Thorvaldsen museum in Copenhagen?
The museum was founded in the nineteenth century by Frederick IV of Denmark and is inside a historic building in the center (behind the royal palace, so the visit is very easy and passable).
It does not take hours or days (like the Louvre to say! Ahahah) but within a maximum of 2 hours you can be satisfied with your visit.
As soon as you enter, you will experience a total immersion in one of those timeless places, in a hurry, no noise. And with little tourism? It probably depends, but in my case I did not have any problems.
The one exhibited, and the one studied: so many students or artists with their books in their hands copying the statues.
For me, master. The viewer is totally involved and led to the life and art of the sculptor. The contrast between statues and colored, impacted walls.
Walking along corridors dotted with monumental ancient statues goes beyond simply visiting, it is also a physical experience.
Many large statues.
The ticket price is fairly honest: 40 Danish crowns should be less than 6 euro’s. Closed Mondays (Wednesday instead of free).
Tips for visiting the Thorvaldsen Museum?
Take the audio guide and immerse yourself in the story of this sculptor capable of making the marble move.
Here you can find the site with all the info in English: http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/en