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Understanding Rembrandt, Bramante & More at National Gallery of Denmark

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri called Guernico The Dead Christ mourned by two Angels Oil on copper. 36,8 x 44,4 cm.
(National Gallery, London)

Opening this week and featuring some prestigious loans is an exciting exhibition at the National Gallery of Denmark. “Art in the Making” unpicks the artistic methods of some of the best-loved artists from throughout history including Rembrandt and El Greco. The exhibition runs at the Copenhagen-based museum until May 6, 2018.

The show explores the works and methods of some of the most known figures in art history. Through the works on display, it provides rare insights into the artistic process starting from the initial ideas to the finished work. It looks at how artistic creativity has found expression through the ages while also refuting the Romantic notion of the lonely artist-genius.

On display are selections of masterpieces complemented by rarely seen sketches exploring as to how and why these works ended up the way they look. “Art in the Making” features more than 150 drawings, prints and paintings from the 15th to the 20th century. These examine the relationships between sketches and finished works and also how artistic creativity has unfolded itself in different ways through the ages. The exhibition contains works by artists such as Donato Bramante, Paolo Veronese, El Greco and Rembrandt van Rijn among others.

The exhibition shows rarely seen works from the Royal Collection of Graphic Art as well as a range of major masterpieces from the Louvre in Paris, British Museum in London, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.

“Art in the Making” runs from February 8 through May 6, 2018 at National Gallery of Denmark, Sølvgade 48-50, 1307 København, Denmark.

For details, visit: www.smk.dk/en/

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition