Last Thursday, we visited the Louisiana museum of modern art in Copenhagen. The train from Central station to Humlebaek was only 45 minutes.
Founded by Knud Jensen, the name Louisiana came from the original owner, Alexander Brun’s three wives. They were all called Louise. Interesting coincidence, don’t you think?
I actually thought it was named Louisiana after the architecture. To me the main house resembled a Southern USA home with its outdoor balcony and verandah.
The museum is set in the most breathtakingly beautiful grounds overlooking the sea.
Adorning the vast gardens are beautiful sculptures from the likes of Henry Moore, Miro and Max Ernst.
Look at the crystal clear waters. Anyone for a leap?
The museum is truly an interplay between nature, architecture and modern art.
There was a wishing tree outside. Thousands of visitors have passed by, recording their wish in life. So interesting to read. Here is my little M searching for his wish tag.
In addition to the vast grounds to run about and grassy hills to roll around, there was also a three storey area of art and activity for the kids, making it a fun day out.
I fell in love with this part of the museum with its classic, pared down looking Scandinavian furniture and lighting.
It was a wonderful space to sit and contemplate. The surrounding glass windows gave a panoramic view of the clear ocean and peaceful woods nearby.
There was so much to see. The permanent collection comprise of works from eminent artists such as Picasso, Giacometti and Warhol.
These paintings are so striking and aesthetically pleasing. I would love to have one in my home. What do you think?
I conclude with another Henry Moore sculpture.
Hope you have enjoyed this post. I highly recommend a visit to Louisiana. It is amazing in real life, more than photos can capture. I will be doing a separate blog post on the monochromic art that caught my eye at the Louisiana soon.
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead. x