First of all, what is a Glyptotek?
According to Google, it comes from the Greek root glyphein (to carve) and theke (storing place). So basically, it is a storage place for art….and statuary in particular!!
Come to think about it, there were a LOT of statues!!!
This particular “storage area” represents the art collection of Carl Jacobson who was the son of the founder of Carlsberg Breweries. Apparently, there is a LOT of money in beer!!
As I walked into the galleries, I was first struck by the color of the walls in each room…..
The first room was a stunning vermilion which highlighted this splendid sculpture……
I was mesmerized by the eyes of these women…..
….and loved the story that was told by these three gentlemen…..
This painting looked VERY much like a piece of cloth…..
A closer look showed the texture that he produced in paint….
HOW can they do this???
I appreciated the images that were depicted with just a few lines in this painting…..
The same was true for this one…..
These small dots of paint tell such a story……
Finally, I love the light that shows in this painting…..
Just look at this tree…..
I truly enjoyed checking out these galleries but my favorite are the Impressionist artists…..
Come back tomorrow for those!!!