Art historian, Mikael Wivel's new book, Lommer af Lys , can be read as a continuous narrative that little by little pushes its way onto a simple but absolutely central track in Danish art, namely the existential. The book starts in the Enlightenment and ends abruptly, here and now, in our own, Anthropocene epoch.
The material is not presented strictly chronologically, but rather with a form of a thematic rhythm, where the individual angles of human existence are illuminated via works by artists who are not necessarily from the same period.
Pictures by older masters such as Christen Købke, Anna Ancher, Vilhelm Hammershøi and Bertha Wegmann are brought in and re-actualized in the meeting with modern artists such as Palle Nielsen, Dea Trier Mørch, Kathrine Ærtebjerg and Peter Linde Busk. They all have something in common.
Dimensions: H: 27.6 x W: 22.5 x D: 2.5
Author: Michael Wivel