Henry Moore - Reclining Figure, 1969-70
Henry Moore - Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 5, 1963-65
The landscape of the museum grounds are great for walks, a chance to blow away the cobwebs, and give bored children space to run and let off steam. This coastal setting is definately both the strength and the most interesting aspect of the Louisiana. On following the sculpture trail I found the artworks set within the museum grounds were of variable quality - the Calders and Henry Moore's were majestic though, as was Alicja Kwade's series of large marble spheres forming their own constellation on the lawn. The following are several of the forms from the trail that I encountered.
Alicja Kwade - Pars Pro Toto, 2017
Jean Arp - Venus From Meudon, 1956
Jean Arp - Threshold Sculpture: Reflection, 1960-82
Jean Arp - Threshold Sculpture with Plantlike Crenelations, 1959-82
Henri Laurens - Grande femme Debout a la Draperie, 1928
Henry Moore - Three Piece Reclining Figure (Draped), 1974-5
Roy Lichtenstein - Endless Drip, 1995/2006
Some of the artworks were no match for the natural sculptural forms of the trees. The architectural structure and highly polished mirrored surface of the sculpture below though blended well in its setting and was a personal favourite.
Not Vital - House To Watch the Sunset, 2015
Dan Graham - Square Bisected by Curve, 2008
Nobuo Sekine - Phase of Nothingness - Cone, 1977
Nobuo Sekine - Phase of Nothingness, 1969-70
George Rickey - Annular Eclipse IV, 1999, a kinetic sculpture.
Max Bill - Construction, 1937
Bryan Hunt - Daphne II, 1979
Isamu Noguchi - Queen of Spades, 1986
Joan Miró - Personnage, 1970
Alexander Calder's - Little Janey-Waney, 1964-76, and
Almost Snow Plough, 1964-76 (below).
Almost Snow Plough, 1964-76 (below).
Alexander Calder - Slender Ribs, 1963
The huge Jean Dubuffet sculpture Manoir d'Essor, 1969 leads you down to the tranquil Lake Garden.
Richard Serra's large site-specific steel piece - The Gate in the Gorge, 1983-6
After exploring the wonders of the landscape I headed indoors into the galleries of the Louisiana Museum itself. The ground level buildings are light and airy being a collection of glass pavilions.
A Calder mobile in the sun room.
César Baldaccini - Le pouce, 1968
Per Inge Bjørlo - Pressure After Pressure, 2004
Asger Jorn - Øjets Blikstille (Eye of the Eye), 1971
Asger Jorn - Personnage, 1960
Asger Jorn - Green Market, 1944
The three colourful, expressionist works above were by Asger Jorn in the gallery of modern Danish artists, whilst the Giacometti's and Bacon painting were in perhaps the nicest exhibition space in the museum, a spacious gallery full of natural light with a view onto the Garden Lake.
Alberto Giacometti - Venice Women, 1956
Alberto Giacometti - Bust
Alberto Giacometti - Walking Man, 1960
Francis Bacon - Man and Child, 1963
Alberto Giacometti - Standing Woman IV, 1960
Alberto Giacometti - Annette IV, 1962
Alberto Giacometti - Walking Woman, 1932-34
As I mentioned earlier, I found the rest of the gallery spaces at the Louisiana to be disjointed and disruptive as you had to climb up and down sets of stairs to reach them. Due to the landscape the building is set in they were also underground so they were disorientating and dark in many areas. At the time of my visit there was a retrospective of the work of Cecily Brown which I may feature in a future post, and also a show of the graphic work/linocuts of feminist Dea Trier Mørch (1941-2001) which depicted the birthing process. At the end of a series of tunnels/galleries I managed to find the Louisiana permanent collection of art whose display seemed to be small and a bit of an afterthought being stuck at the end of a tunnel/gallery. Considering that the museum has a collection of over 4,000 works of art, I thought that there would be much more from their collection on display.
Andy Warhol - Flowers, 1970
Claes Oldenburg - Fag End Study, 1968-76
Claes Oldenburg - Lunch-Box, 1961
Anthony Caro - Sculpture
Robert Jacobsen - Sculpture, c.1959
Pablo Picasso - Woman and Flute Player III, 1956
Pablo Picasso - Luncheon on the Grass, 1961
Jean Dubuffet - Beard Orient, 1959
Wassily Kandinsky - Scale, 1928
Wassily Kandinsky - In the Free Blue, 1929
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy - Pneumatik Poster, 1926
Jackson Pollock - Painting B (Black over Yellow) c.1950
Robert Rauschenberg - Tideline,1963
Gerhard Richter - Waldstück (Chile), 1969
Richard Hamilton - The Gold Guggenheim, 1965-66
Andy Warhol - Four Marlons, 1966
Andy Warhol - Mao, 1972
Andy Warhol - Jackie, 1964
Andy Warhol - Joseph Beuys, 1979
Victor Vasarely - Citra, 1955-1959
Josef Albers - Homage To the Square
Auguste Herbin - Untitled, 1946
Sonia Delaunay - Study for fabric design, 1924
Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Equilibrium, 1932
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