Portrayal of the working class at the end of the nineteenth-century continued to be designated as avant-garde as artists’ depicted daily labour in a manner which was captivating rather than subservient. Artists sought to portray the beauty of daily tasks of the lower class by depicting them as the independent subject and using soft radiating light, previously reserved for nobility and religious figures. This created controversy among the once powerful bourgeois and Academy as artist strayed from the confines of traditional subjects. This exhibition includes paintings by Bernard J. de Hoog, Michael Therkildsen, Hermann Kern, John A. Puller, Frederik Rohde, Viggo Pedersen, and Edmund Adler. Showing alongside this exhibition is a rotating selection of museum quality paintings, object d’art, and antiques from Europe and North America.
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Ole Ring (Danish 1902-1972)
‘Village Scene With A Farmer, Passing By A Local Bakery On His Way To Havester’
oil on canvas, signed and dated lower left “Ole Ring”
26 h x 36 w