The Glyptotek’s collection of French paintings is a sequence of masterpieces. Throughout the summer visitors can experience some 150 works, a cornucopia, including work by such great masters as Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin.
The new arrangement invites one to take a pleasurable stroll through one of the most radical and visionary periods in the history of painting – the years from 1850 up to the beginning of the 20th century.
The Glyptotek holds Scandinavia’s largest collection of French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, which numbers such works as ”Shadows on the Sea” by Claude Monet, ”Landscape from Saint-Rémy” by Vincent van Gogh, ”Tahitian Woman with a Flower” by Paul Gauguin, ”Toilette after the Bath” by Edgar Degas and ”The Absinthe Drinker” by Édouard Manet.
Also featured is a selection of works of French sculpture from the same period, most notably the Glyptotek’s collection of sculptures by Edgar Degas – one of only four complete sets in the world.
You can join any of the free guided tours at 1.00 p.m. every Sunday throughout the summer and so get a new perspective on the museum’s permanent collections.