Travel Diaries: Glyptotek Museum, Copenhagen
The Glyptotek is a museum founded by brewing magnate, Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914), who committed his life to Copenhagen and its decoration. Above all, he was a passionate art collector and a patron of the arts. He wanted to enrich his people with art of international stature and also believed that works of art should speak directly to the individual visitor. For this reason, he chose to call his collection the Glyptotek which means a repository for sculpture.
We spent an entire day at this breathtakingly beautiful museum, an architectural work of art, looking at its collections of Roman, Danish and French art where works by Rodin, Degas and Thorvaldsen captivated us. We also caught the special exhibitions of Man Ray (Human Equations) and From Block To Body - where the best of the best French and Danish sculptures from 1800 - 1950, which were not only stunning but sensual, was on show.
If you are in Copenhagen, we recommend spending at least half a day here.
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Photography by Tawan Conchonnet