Christen Købke

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Købke, Christen


Born May 26, 1810, in Copenhagen; died there Feb. 7, 1848. Danish painter and graphic artist.

In 1822, Købke enrolled at the Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. In 1828 he became a pupil of C. W. Eckersberg. K0bke’s work stylistically resembles Biedermeier art. He painted lyrical, subtlely colored portraits (The Artist’s Sister, 1831), landscapes (østerbro in the Morning Light, 1836, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Copenhagen), and genre scenes.


Swane, L. Christen Købke. Copenhagen, 1948.
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That year of revolution throughout Europe saw the death of the movement's most significant artist, Christen Kobke (of pneumonia, aged only 38), and shortly after, war broke out in the north German states of Schleswig-Holstein.
When the Danish painter Christen Kobke set out to depict the sprawling architectural mass of Frederiksborg castle, a dark genius seemed to possess him.
Around 40 works by Christen Kobke (1810-1848), from landscapes and portraits to depictions of Danish national monuments, are on show in this exhibition which highlights the original and experimental outlook of one of the best-known artists of Denmark's Golden Age.
While the landscape in Death Gate is recognizably man-made--it's a limestone quarry--the picture clearly descends from the kind of sublime Romantic vista perfected by Caspar David Friedrich, who influenced nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Scandinavian painters including Christen Kobke, Vilhelm Hammershoi, Eugene Fredrik Jansson, and Edvard Munch.
COPENHAGEN--As a city that was home to choreographer August Bournonville, storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, philosopher Soren Kierkegaard and painter Christen Kobke, Copenhagen has always boasted a wide variety of cultural expression.