Winter escapes of heat and darkness

The gloom and flume of winter is getting serious. Whether you want to wallow in the impending sub-zero temperatures or escape to the warm French countryside of Champagne through the landscape paintings of Carl Fredrik Hill, if only for an afternoon, the museums of Copenhagen can come to your rescue.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Rising from Darkness
National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) invites you on a gloomy journey into the art of the post-war years – a time marked by trauma and the threat of nuclear destruction. The exhibition explores artists who called attention to the horrors of World War II and their fears about what was coming next. With fine-art prints as their preferred medium, artists like Palle Nielsen, Jane Muus and Svend Wiig-Hansen told stories of the time they lived in, entailing both political messages and narratives of human compassion.

Timeout in Tasmania
If you’re dreading the impending winter and sub-zero temperatures, a trip to Copenhagen Zoo’s ‘Tasmania’ can be your shelter. The recently opened enclosure offers a series of chest-warming experiences, including a close encounter with kangaroos and wombats in a new fenceless area. The walkway through the Tasmanian devil’s grasslands provides a brilliant view. Oh, and heating has been installed in the outdoor cliffs, so that both you and the sun-loving animals can hang out in an agreeable climate.

Carl Fredrik Hill – Sweden’s great landscape painter
This autumn and winter Nivaagaard's Malerisamling is putting on a comprehensive show of Carl Fredrik Hill’s art, diving deep into his character and originality. The Swedish landscape painter’s style of painting shifted dramatically as he fell increasingly ill with schizophrenia. After a severe psychotic attack at the age of 28 while working in Paris, Hill’s career ended abruptly. Gazing at his beautiful landscape paintings, you’ll be transported to the French countryside of Champagne, or the green bank of the Seine, anno 1877.

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Denise Rose Hansen