Frederiksborg Castle by moonlight

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Johan Christian Clausen Dahl (Danish, 1788-1857)

Frederiksborg Slot i måneskin, 1817
Olie på lærred, 42 x 60,5 cm.

I trit med romantikkens idealer har J. C. Dahl skildret Frederiksborg Slot i en stemningsfuld og melankolsk måneskinsbelysning. Kontrasterne mellem lys og skygge skaber en ophøjet og dramatisk komposition. I forgrunden ses to rygvendte personer, der virker tryllebundne af udsigten. I baggrunden ses Frederiksborg Slot oplyst af månens skær. Maleriet viser mødet mellem mennesket og den overvældende natur, hvilket var et yndet tema i romantikkens kunst og litteratur. De to personer i forgrunden skuer dog også tilbage mod fortidens storhed, nemlig nationalmonumentet Frederiksborg Slot. Ved at skildre samtidens befolkning i relation til den nationale arv viser J. C. Dahl, hvordan fortiden altid er i dialog med nutiden.


Frederiksborg Castle by moonlight, 1817
Oil on canvas, 42 x 60,5 cm.

In keeping with the ideals of romance, JC Dahl has portrayed Frederiksborg Castle in an atmospheric and melancholic moonlight lighting. The contrasts between light and shadow create an elevated and dramatic composition. In the foreground you can see two back-facing people who seem spotted by the view. In the background, Frederiksborg Castle is illuminated by moonlight. The painting shows the encounter between man and the overwhelming nature, which was a favorite theme in romance's art and literature. The two people in the foreground, however, also look back at the greatness of the past, namely the National Monument Frederiksborg Slot. By depicting the contemporary population in relation to the national legacy, JC Dahl shows how the past is always in dialogue with the present.

 

Details

The prints are individually crafted in heavy duty 280 gram Museum Quality Art Print paper.

Ordered framed the artwork is custom mount, cut perfectly to your image
Delivered fully strung, ready for hanging

Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish.
This frame has a square profile measuring 20mm (front face) by 23mm (depth from wall).

Available in black or natural.