Bornholm Art Museum

Gudhjem, Denmark

The Bornholm Art Museum was constructed in 1993 and enlarged in 2003. The museum's permanent collection consists principally of paintings by artists with connections to Bornholm from the early 19th century to the present day. Special attention is given to the Bornholm school of painters which emerged at the beginning of the last century when a number of modernists, attracted to picturesque Bornholm and the tiny island of Christiansø, painted landscapes and local nature. The permanent exhibition includes works by Edvard Weie, Karl Isakson, Olaf Rude, Kræsten Iversen, Niels Lergaard and Oluf Høst. In addition, numerous paintings and works of sculpture present a rich picture of artistic life on Bornholm.

Covering an area of some 4,000 square meters, the museum itself is an impressive architectural achievement. Designed by architects Johan Fogh and Per Følner, it is divided into three levels as the ground the slopes down towards the sea. The galleries are situated on either side of a kind of street where water trickles down from the age-old Helligdomskilde healing spring.

References:

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Details

Founded: 1993
Category: Museums in Denmark

Rating

4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

André Schubert (11 months ago)
Another great collection to see
katarzyna boczkowska (11 months ago)
Nothing intersting
Sebastian Lund (2 years ago)
Best museum on the island. Beautiful building and nature surrounds the museum.
Frederik Mannering (2 years ago)
Hehe,,,,, Zaza, Zaza Zaza, zrzg, at at, i,,, i, i i, i, i,, i,,,, hvert,, at, at, hvis på w hvis,,,,,,,,,,, Zaza p,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,det pågældende zz,,,,,,,, H,,,,, H,,,,,,,,, z,,,,,,,,, u j Hh og,,,, ¥ > €€ ` `Hh g, hh y zzhvisw, z, zzzg,,,,,,,, og,, og,,, og z,,, fz z,xxA,, z x, z,,, z,
Diana Ombelli (2 years ago)
Bright and cozy. Awesome paintings and artifacts. Very inspiring visit!
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

St. Stephen's Basilica

St. Stephen"s Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary (c. 975–1038), whose supposed right hand is housed in the reliquary. It was the sixth largest church building in Hungary before 1920. Today, it is the third largest church building in present-day Hungary.

The basilica was completed in 1905 after 54 years of construction, according to the plans of Miklós Ybl, and was completed by József Kauser. Much of this delay can be attributed to the collapse of the dome in 1868 which required complete demolition of the completed works and rebuilding from the ground up.

The architectural style is Neo-Classical; it has a Greek cross ground plan. The façade is anchored by two large bell towers. In the southern tower is Hungary"s biggest bell, weighing over 9 tonnes. Its predecessor had a weight of almost 8 tonnes, but it was used for military purposes during World War II. Visitors may access the dome by elevators or by climbing 364 stairs for a 360° view overlooking Budapest.

At first, the building was supposed to be named after Saint Leopold, the patron saint of Austria, but the plan was changed in the very last minute, so it became St. Stephen"s Basilica.

The Saint Stephen Basilica has played an active role in the musical community since its consecration in 1905. The head organists of the church have always been very highly regarded musicians. In the past century the Basilica has been home to choral music, classical music as well as contemporary musical performances. The Basilica choir performs often in different parts of Europe as well as at home. In the summer months they perform every Sunday. During these months you can see performances from many distinguished Hungarian and foreign organ players alike.