Carl Bloch: The Master’s Hand Exhibition
November 12, 2010-May 7, 2011
Carl Bloch: The Master’s Hand features five large altar paintings on loan from churches in Denmark and Sweden. Following his training at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and studies in Rome, Bloch established a reputation as a religious painter.
This led to major commissions for important chapels in Scandinavia. Four of the altar pieces featured in this exhibition were removed from their original settings for the first time since they had been installed in the late 1800s. The other altar painting, Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda has become the museum’s signature piece since it was acquired in 2001.
Additional religious paintings and etchings, along with genre, history, portrait and landscape paintings from Danish museums, round out this magnificent exhibition.