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This exhibition delves beneath the surface to explore inner realities. Discover works from a time when symbolism flourished in art and artists focused on matters of spirit, soul and form.

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The exhibition Hieroglyphs at SMK focuses on the important position held by the art of drawing in Danish art during the period 1890–1910. Turning their attention to matters of the soul and our inner lives, artists such as Jens Lund, J.F. Willumsen, Johannes Holbek and Ejnar Nielsen discovered an entirely new visual language.
By the late nineteenth century, a group of Danish artists had grown tired …

The exhibition Hieroglyphs at SMK focuses on the important position held by the art of drawing in Danish art during the period 1890–1910. Turning their attention to matters of the soul and our inner lives, artists such as Jens Lund, J.F. Willumsen, Johannes Holbek and Ejnar Nielsen discovered an entirely new visual language.
By the late nineteenth century, a group of Danish artists had grown tired of the naturalist endeavour to depict reality in an objective, neutral fashion – some even believed that naturalism constituted an artistic dead end. Instead they directed their gaze inwards, towards …

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Sølvgade 48-50
Copenhagen, DK
Monday, Closed
Tuesday, Thursday–Sunday, 10am–6pm
Wednesday, 10am–8pm