The danish artist Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg is being displayed at the Custodia Foundation in Paris until 14 August 2016.
The exhibition, entitled “C. W. Eckersberg (1783-1853). Danish artist in Paris, Rome and Copenhagen” presents for the first time the work of the artist in France. The exhibition brings together 125 works — some of the paintings had not been shown for almost a century. The exhibition occurs in several phases. On the first floor of the Levis-Mirepoix hotel, the paintings are displayed in a chronological and thematic manner: his youth in Denmark, in France and Italy, followed by the return of the artist to Copenhagen. In the basement are the drawings and sketches of the artist. A leader of the Copenhagen School, the young Eckersberg won an award allowing him to study in France from 1810 and 1813, where he studied in the workshop of Jacques-Louis David.
For the exhibition, the Custodia Foundation has published a catalogue in French with texts composed by Kasper Monrad, Anna Schram Vejlby, Neela Struck, Jesper Svenningsen and Jan Gorm Madsen.