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Christen Købke

David Jackson with a contribution by Kasper Monrad

Christen Købke (1810–1848) was arguably the greatest painter of Denmark’s ‘Golden Age’, the period of the nation’s supreme artistic achievement. He had the remarkable ability to invest the simplest corner of town or countryside with charm and delicacy. He endowed ordinary people and places with a universal significance; a world in microcosm.

This book discusses Købke’s achievement and also highlights the most innovative aspects of his work: his fascination with light and atmosphere, his exquisite originality and his experimental outlook.

David Jackson is Professor of Art History at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at Leeds University. He specialises in Russian and Scandinavian art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Kasper Monrad is Chief Curator at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, where he is a specialist in Danish Golden Age art and international art 1780–1850.

128pp | Paperback | 86 illustrations

£14.95 £11.21

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