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  • Athene E1884 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    Nationality italiensk Athene 1526 After Rosso Fiorentino s drawing The engraving is probably republished by Carlo Losi 1771 Engraving 213 x 110 mm Inventory number E1884 Enlarge photo Download Athene or Pallas Athene is recognised by her helmet her spear and a shield decorated with the head of Medusa She is one of the principal deities in Greek mythology And to a great extent she can be compared to the Roman goddess Minerva The weapons indicate that Athene was early seen as a goddess of war But in contrast to the god of war Mars who represents destructive warfare Athene fought for justice She had once received Medusa s head from Perseus after helping him to slay Medusa the monster with snakes for hair One of the most fantastic statues ever made of Athene was presumably the one in gold and ivory of colossal size made by Phidias c 490 430 BC which stood in the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens As the similarity in names suggests Athene was the protectress of the city of Athens Like the Roman goddess Minerva Athene was in addition to being the goddess of war the protectress of places of learning and art

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  • Morbetto (The Plague in Phrygia) E1936 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    to push the child away If it is to live this child must not drink its mother s milk But this is a situation full of contradictions in that the child will also find it difficult to survive without A divine light is flooding into the otherwise dark room through the window on the left If you have faith there is hope But the scene is one of contrasts The motif starts out from one of Raphael s drawings but it is also based on a literary model that may itself have had a historical background In Virgil s great poem The Aeneid the story is told of the ten year long war between Greeks and Trojans a people who lived on the Asian side of the Dardanelles once known as the Hellespont The Aeneid relates how the surviving Trojans had very skilfully adapted to their new surroundings They had just started building the city of Pergamea when suddenly the air was poisoned and a terrible insidious sickness took possession of human bodies the leaves on the trees and the seeds in the field and led to a devastating failure of the crops Raphael s drawing of The Plague in

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  • View of Copenhagen from Rundetårn E1950 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    The Thorvaldsen Collection at Nysø Google Art Project CC0 Luk H G F Holm Other names Heinrich Gustav Ferdinand Holm Born 23 04 1803 Died 01 05 1861 Nationality dansk Read about the artist in The Archives View of Copenhagen from Rundetårn Etching and watercolour Inscription in pen 252 x 366 mm Inventory number E1950 Enlarge photo Download Heinrich Gustav Ferdinand Holm 1803 1861 is especially known for his many meticulous portrayals of localities in Copenhagen More than 700 survive of the scenes he drew some of which were turned into prints often hand coloured like the present view from the Round Tower looking towards the Cathedral and St Peter s Church Holm also drew and painted the view from the Stormbroen bridge looking towards the almost finished Thorvaldsens Museum see inv no D1887 In general Holm s many views of Copenhagen are the best source from which to gain an impression of what the city looked like at the time when the Golden Age of Danish Art was at its height Despite his fervour and the popularity enjoyed by his works Holm was forever in financial difficulties Even in his own day he was known by the nickname of

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  • Ennio Quirino Visconti E2232 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    lived there until his death Already by the age of 19 Visconti became linked to the papal court and the Vatican Library And in the Vatican his father Giovanni Battista Antonio Visconti 1722 1784 also made use of his son s help to set up the first Vatican Museum the Museo Pio Clementino Visconti was sympathetic to the French Revolution and actually helped to establish the Roman Republic when the French entered Rome on 11 February 1798 Thanks to his position in the Vatican he was able to supply Napoleon 1769 1821 in Paris with lists of works of art in Rome As a token of thanks Visconti was appointed consul in 1798 But that was not to last for long As early as November 1799 when Neapolitan troops occupied Rome Visconti was obliged to flee to Paris where he found a considerable number of works of art deriving from Rome An agreement had been made in 1797 between the Papal States and the Republic of France whereby a vast number of works of art from public collections in Rome were to be surrendered Thorvaldsen was able to witness the fact that no delay was made in effecting the transfer

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  • La Morte di un Guerriero Sulliotto E2236 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    x 283 mm Inventory number E2236 Enlarge photo Download The Greek War of Independence which was fought 1821 32 provided the motif for several of Lodovico Lipparini s 1800 56 works The establishment of the Kingdom of Greece was finally achieved when the Turkish Sultan recognised Greek independence and Otto of Bavaria 1815 67 accepted the throne of Greece in 1832 From 1831 Lipparini taught in the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice a city in which Greek culture had played a significant role and where there had been a colony of wealthy Greek merchants for centuries Even in Thorvaldsen s day there were for instance publishers in Venice specialising in books for the Greek market The soldier has collapsed But fatal physical mutilation and blood have made way for the sufferings of the individual human being in Lipparini s lithograph It is a Romantic view Certainly the war is presented in the shape of a heroic figure but at the same time the costumes are used as a romanticising national symbol akin to folklore In this sense the motif is anything but unambiguous And so it is always possible to discuss the extent to which this lithograph reflects an

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  • Gottlieb Bindesbøll E2251 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    Art Project CC0 Luk I W Tegner Other names Isac Wilhelm Tegner Born 23 06 1815 Died 21 12 1893 Nationality dansk Gottlieb Bindesbøll 1848 1849 After Constantin Hansen s painting Inv no B415 Printed by I W Tegner Kittendorfs lith Inst Lithograph 335 x 213 mm Inventory number E2251 Enlarge photo Download Tegner s lithograph reproduces a portrait of the architect who designed Thorvaldsens Museum Michael Gottlieb Bindesbøll 1800 1856 The drawing that Bindesbøll is holding in his left hand proclaims that there is a link between the figure portrayed and the museum This lithograph reproduces a painted portrait of Bindesbøll made by the artist Constantin Hansen in 1848 49 The painting had been ordered by the building commission responsible for Thorvaldsens Museum It was to be hung in the museum and still forms part of the museum collection see under paintings Inv no B415 Bindesbøll spent the period 1834 38 in Rome interrupted by journeys to Southern Italy Greece and Turkey and he became closely acquainted with Thorvaldsen and his works So he was well equipped to be the museum architect when in 1839 he was given the illustrious task of being the architect responsible for designing and

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  • Tempel Erected as Memorial to Julius (Giulio) Mylius in the Garden of Villa Vigoni E2274 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    357 x 276 mm Inventory number E2274 Works relating to this work Gaetano Besia tempel in the garden of Villa Vigoni Leveno Italy Enlarge photo Download Search the work in The Archives There is a sad story associated with the garden of the Villa Vigoni by Lake Como The young Julius Mylius 1800 30 was in poor health And in spite of the convalescence ordained for him he died He only just managed to marry the love of his life Anastesie Kreutzner It is said that they had scarcely put the ring on her finger before Julius dell dead in her arms Julius father Heinrich Mylius 1769 1854 had bought the Villa Vigoni on Lake Como in 1829 the year before his son died In 1831 the architect Gaetano Besia 1791 1871 was given the task of erecting a small temple in the garden as a monument to Julius There are two marble reliefs inside this temple one of which represents Julius at the moment of his death There is in Thorvaldsens Museum an elevation of the relief i e a drawing that precisely and to scale reproduces the relief on the wall inv no E2277 Facing it on the

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  • Christ as the Man of Sorrows E229 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    97 mm Inventory number E229 Enlarge photo Download No other artists have had their graphic works copied to such an extent as Albrecht Dürer 1471 1528 The figure sitting on a small round bale and crowned with thorns is a meticulous copy of Dürer s Christ as a Man of Sorrows which is found on the title page of his series of woodcuts on the passion of Christ Kleine Passion However Dürer s own figure stands out for its heavily drawn lines and is of a far rougher quality The difference is due to the fact that Dürer executed his motif as a woodcut and not as here as a copperplate engraving Furthermore the artist has been quite free in his treatment in that he has added the meadow around the cliff and two columns suggestive of a portal as the background In addition the artist has moved Dürer s monogram higher up away from the stone on which Christ is sitting Only from the middle of the 16th century did the artists working with graphic techniques start adding their own initials or names when making a copy of a work by another artist And it is unusual in this

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