Art in Silkeborg
Last weekend we went with a good friend to Silkeborg, a lovely town right in the middle of Jutland.
One purpose was to take a drive and some walks in the area – and enjoy the fine autumn weather.
Another was to have a look at some of the fine exhibitions of art.
But today’s goal was another of my favorite Danish artists, Leif Sylvester. He is a Danish painter, graphic artist, entertainer, musician and actor. He originally trained as a carpenter, but has simultaneously worked as a musician and artist. His images have become very popular and in demand in these years. He has his own gallery in Copenhagen, but currently there is a large exhibition at Galleri Moderne, Silkeborg with many of his excellent paintings, lithographs and ceramics (and also some other artists, among them Carl Henning Pedersen).
This exhibition is made on the occasion of Leif Sylvester’s 70′th birthday this year and has been shown other places in the country. Aside from a few very large paintings and a few lithographs were all works sold already at the exhibition opening!
Here I will only show a few photos from the show, I hope some of you will look more at the links I have made.
After visiting Galleri Moderne we went to Art Centre Silkeborg Bad. Located by the Ørnsø Lake and surrounded by protected forest, this Art Centre has been established in the old spa facility that has undergone meticulous renovation. We did not enter the exhibitions in the buildings, but enjoyed the fine weather in the forests and by the lake. And in the area around the fine old buildings: An area filled with sculptures and installations. Here is a glimpse of what we saw:
After a day like this we felt much attempted to do as these 2 sculpture people do:
I hope you also liked the artworks in this post! My next post will be my contributions to Scott Thomas’ latests assignment, Autumn.
And I am looking foreward to see yours too!!!