06.10.2018 – 31.03.2019
Glass as a material has many unique qualities. One being its ability to make colours appear vivid and clear. This goes for all colours, but it is widely known amongst glassmakers that blue, in particular, is thankful to work with in more ways than one. Blue glass is flexible and glassmakers can work with it for a longer length of time. It is also common knowledge that blue glass is very popular, and a saying often quoted amongst glassmakers is ”if you can’t make it beautiful, make it big. If you can’t make it big, make it blue.”
Thus many glassmakers use the colour blue. But it is not only glassmakers that appreciate it. Throughout the history of art the colour blue has been highly valued, also in painting, and it has often been added as a symbolic content. Maybe most prominently in Western Christianity, where the blue is associated with the idea of eternal, divine truth. Blue is often used in connection with the most sacred places and figures as for instance in the apse of the churches or the robe of the Virgin Mary.
The rare lapis lazuli had to be found and transported from inaccessible areas, typically from the Orient, which made it appreciated just as much as gold. This made it both rare and costly, and it was thus used to depict the most precious of all.
Today ultramarine can be artificially produced and has lost its exclusiveness, but it is still a delight to the eye, and the colour continues to fascinate and seduce.
This exhibition primarily presents works from the permanent collection supplemented by work by invited artists Zora Palová (Slovakia), Ilja Bílek (The Czech Republic), Julius Weiland (Germany) and Lars Widenfalk (Sweden).
The exhibition can be seen from 6th October 2018 – 31st March 2019
The exhibition has kindly been supported by:
Top, left: Jaroslav Svoboda. From top down, right: Julius Weiland, Ilja Bílek, Zora Palová.
OPENING HOURS AND PRICES
01.11 – 31.03: 10 – 16 WED – SUN*
01.04 – 31.10: 10 – 17 DAILY
01.07 – 31.08: 10 – 18 DAILY
*Closed 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st Dec. and 1st Jan.
Opening hours Stockfleth DELI
01.04 – 31.10: ADULTS DKK 110/Euro 15
01.07 – 31.08: ADULTS DKK 85/Euro 12
CHILDREN 6 – 17 YEARS: DKK 30/Euro 4
GROUPS: (min. 20 people) 20% discount
CARERS for disabled visitors: Free
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