This head is more than eight hundred years old, (made before 1309 ac), and can be found in the collections at SMK or the Danish National Museum in Copenhagen.
Not all sculptures are as old as that, and my favorites from the visit on Tuesday this week, was these three intriguing three-dimensial artworks:The last one is made to illustrate the clothings of the female Skagen Artists and placed in the room with some of the most important painters from this intriguing art-colony on the north-east coast of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark.
The Skagen Painters, which enjoyed the reputation of a bohemian lifestyle, encompassed not only painters, but also writers, and other influential people as well. While only a few were full time residents of the area, they were often joined by friends, especially during the summer months. Among these notable visitors and residents of the time were writers Holger Drachmann, Georg Brandes, and Henrik Pontoppidan, artists Peder Severin Krøyer, Marie Triepcke Krøyer Alfvén, Christian Krohg, Michael Ancher and Anna Ancher, and composer Hugo Alfvén.
Most of these painters´ works are collected at Skagen Museum but some of them are also represented at SMK.P.S. Kreyer, Chr Krogh and also Edward Munch although I did not know that he had been at Skagen.
As you probably know my favorite "ism" in art is the Expressionism. Many great painters can be found at SMK like K. Schmidt-Rottulff, A. Derain, and H. Matisse, The "three dimensional" painting of the easel shows that our eyes cannot always bee trusted.A more surrealistic painting and the last painting presented below here (called Hell), are posted to remind you that in Easter Jesus not only visited the Gethsemane Garden. He also took a short trip down under (not Australia) before returning (according to the lady Mary Magdalene who was the first witness to the empty tomb and then shared the good news with Jesus's other close disciples. (John 20:1–2).