28 May11 September 2005. The contrasting portrayal of nature by two great Nordic painters is explored in depth in the Life in Nature exhibition currently showing at the Arken Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen. For the first time in Denmark the works of Danish artist Johannes Larsen (1867 1961) are being exhibited alongside those of Bruno Liljefors from Sweden (1860 1939). Both men were keen observers of nature yet their art reflects a fundamental philosophical divergence Larsens celebration of the beauty and harmony of nature, particularly in his famous studies of bird-life, is juxtaposed with the Swedish artists darker view of the struggle for survival, as animals interact with their environment. Over 100 paintings, watercolours, woodcuts and drawings from the period 1884 1952 are on display in the spectacular surroundings of the Arken Museum a modern architectural masterpiece set on the shores of the Baltic Sea at Skovvej, 20 kilometres south of Copenhagen. The museum is open Tues Sun 10.00 17.00, Weds until 21.00. Admission 60Dkk, children half-price.
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Arken Museums Summer Exhibition.
It takes no more than 25 minutes to get to ARKEN from Copenhagen central station. Take the S-train lines A or E to Ishj Station. Departing here bus 128 runs directly to the museum Tel : +4543540222 firstname.lastname@example.org