We took the train from Copenhagen to Humlebaek, which is 20 miles outside the city and worth the travel effort. The sculpture garden is stunning, the views of the ocean and Sweden amazing, the architecture modern and very Scandinavian. They had an incredible exhibit of Emile Nolde, who was a German Expressionist painter. We couldn’t take photos of the exhibit, unfortunately. Here is a link to one of his paintings. His early work included these subtle calm paintings of foggy landscapes that I loved, then explosions of colors in subjects like poppies and then Van Gogh-like swirly paintings of vibrant color and impasto painting strokes. If you owned any of these paintings, you’d never get anything done because you wouldn’t be able to stop staring at them. Then the first world war radically changed him. Then the second world war. I didn’t like these as much, except for a couple of them, a group in a theater and a group in a bar. A horse on a battle field was excellent, too, and reminded me of Picasso’s Guernica. Nolde did these weird caricature paintings too. But even the ones I didn’t like as much were powerful, emotional and full of energy. Nolde is incredible, and we had never heard of him!

The sculpture garden was wonderful as was the bit of the permanent collection on display during the Nolde special exhibit.

A mobile by Calder
A mobile by Calder
You can see Sweden
You can see Sweden
Oskar Schlemmer, Bronze Figure, 1921/23
Oskar Schlemmer, Bronze Figure, 1921/23
Jesus Rafael Soto, Virtual Purple Square, 1979
Jesus Rafael Soto, Virtual Purple Square, 1979

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Nia in the sculpture garden
Nia in the sculpture garden
Copenhagen, the gall in the sky in the background is in Tivoli Gardens
Copenhagen, the tall, narrow tower in the sky in the center background is in Tivoli Gardens

10 thoughts on “Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

  1. Wonderful post, Nia! Unbelievable that you still find time to to feed your blog with so much meat! Food for thought and for search the web several times! Thanks so much for sharing so much culture! Good to see you as well! You and your husband take care and have continuous discoveries, and fun! 🙂 Fabio

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      1. You are doing a GREAT job! I can say that you are a wonderful travel reporter, in addition to all your skills! And you are a hard worker! Thanks so much! Hugs, 🙂 Fabio

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! I upload them on my computer. The camera can do it directly but I haven’t figured out how (too lazy) and anyway, I am putting the watermark in them now because I re-purpose them into Pinterest and Twitter…to keep advertising my name for my writing. Also I have to shrink them.

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      1. I think it’s a matter of turning on the Wi-Fi thingy. That’s tech-speak BTW. 🙂 All the work we do to get ahead, sigh. it’s worth it though. Keep snapping.
        Cheers
        Laurie.

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      2. I looked it up and it’s not quite what I thought. They recommend putting the photos on your computer before uploading them. You can however upload directly to social media, but I don’t really see the benefit. I prefer to sort things out in the evening, resize things and watermark, then share different things in different places.

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      3. Sounds like an idea. However the ability to place a picture straight up to FB or similar would be good to share an instant experience. Just keep on snapping away Nia.

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