Once again a day with things I love and enjoy; friends, travel, Denmark, art, flowers, the ocean and great food, but I lost out on the ice cream.
Last week did I go over to Louisiana togheter with two of my girlfriends, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humblebeck, Denmark.
One of my friends came with bus from Gothenburg for a day trip, which takes about 2 hours, so she had a really early start. We met up in Helsingborg station that has everything under one roof; trains, buses and ferries.
It’s my friend, Iris that keeps an eye on all the interesting culture events that goes on in our county and also on the other side of the water.
I just tag along. Didn’t know anything about the artists that was on show – so all was pleasant surprises.
And of course my day had some pretty flowers and eye catching details. I said to Jo, my blogging sister over in Hartlepool, UK that Denmark is a very glamours country in a down to earth way. Their houses and homes are stunning … very compartment and of course they are masters how to use design that goes up in the surrounding of the nature. Denmark is such a delightful country, but so expensive !
But I fell madly in love with the Scottish painter …. Peter Doig. Very colorful, vibrant and intense – adding very small interesting details to his paintings. I wasn’t that keen on his abstract paining. Even if I could had afford one of his paintings and wouldn’t have the wall to hang it on, they were all massive.
Peter was born in Edinburgh 1959. One of the most renowned living figurative painters, he has settled in Trinidad since 2002.
He had some smaller ones on display along a walkway between two halls, that he called “Black and White” – two paintings beside each other with the same motive; one in full color and one in B&W.
Most of the fantastic painting was from private collections; he are the most successful living European artist today and I understand why.
In 2007, his painting White Canoe sold at Sotheby’s for $11.3 million, then an auction record for a living European artist. In February 2013, his painting, The Architect’s Home in the Ravine, sold for $12 million at a London auction.
Jeff Wall’s lightbox images also talked to me and I spent quite some time with his art, but so difficult to capture and do justice.
They are also showing lithographs by David Hockey and Richard Mosses’s interesting pink photos from Congo and the civil war, very powerful and beautiful in their bizarre way.
The last show I visit was the German avant-garde painter Hans-Peter Feldmann , with his baroque painting with modern details, most of his portraits was squinted. So funny. And instead of black tape over the more intimate parts on his figures, he had black taped their eyes instead. Great paintings and I love his sense of humor.
Our day had of course some great food … and cakes – I had their lunch buffet and for the afternoon coffee break I stuffed myself with a delicious lemon cheese cake.
Louisiana is also showing sculptures by Henry Moore outside in their’s wonderful surroundings. To we had a sun on our backs most of the day, but was we started to walk back to station for returning home some raindrops fell.
Just after 4pm we were back in Helsingborg. We visit our favorite coffee shop at the station and had a chat about life until it was time for my friends bus to take her back to Gothenburg.
I reached Landskrona 20 min later … a heavy rain had just passed, so I manage to get a fantastic and pleasant day in great company with only a few raindrops on my head.
“Painting becomes interesting when it becomes timeless.”