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Conservator’s Talk: Aspects of L.A. Ring’s Working Methods
February 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree for Museum members and visitors with paid admission
Opening on February 1, 2020 at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, On the Edge of the World: Masterworks by Laurits Andersen Ring from SMK—the National Gallery of Denmark provides an unprecedented opportunity for U.S. audiences to see the work of this great Nordic artist.
On the Edge of the World will be accompanied by a series of lectures and special programs, beginning with a Conservator’s Talk: Aspects of L.A. Ring’s Working Methods, on Sunday, February 2, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Dr. Jørgen Wadum, former Director of Conservation at SMK and current Director of the Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation in Denmark, will discuss how an examination of the complex structure of materials and techniques beneath the visible “skin” of Ring’s paintings reveals fascinating details of the artist’s intent. This talk is free to Museum members and visitors with paid admission. Reservations are required; visit brucemuseum.org or call 203-869-0376.
L.A. Ring (1854-1933), a Realist and Symbolist painter, ranks among the most significant figures in Danish art. The national gallery of Denmark holds the largest collection of Ring’s paintings and drawings. On the Edge of the World showcases 25 of his most important paintings, which represent the key themes, sheer variety, and complexity of his work. The exhibition travels to only two U.S. venues. The Bruce Museum is the only one on the East Coast.