The Louisiana Collection consists of more than 3,500 works It covers the period from 1945 to the present and includes almost every genre – with an emphasis on painting and sculpture. The collection instead focuses on concentrated groups of works and artists of which visitors can gain a deeper understanding. Among the most important artists are the Giacometti Gallery, the Asger Jorn Gallery and Kusama’s installation Gleaming Lights of the Souls. This is particularly true of artists such as Giacometti and Asger Jorn, who are both represented by numerous and very distinguished works.
The Louisiana Collection’s point of departure is the first years after the Second World War. The COBRA movement is represented by many works. Of the European art from the 1960s figure French, German, British, Italian and Swiss artists such as Arman, Yves Klein, Fontana, Tinguely, César, Joseph Beuys, Mario Merz and Richard Long. In the early 1980s, the new “wild” painting style emerged as an international movement that spread from Italy to Germany and the United States. It posed a renewed challenge for the potential of painting and reintroduced figurative and expressive modes of representation. Cucchi, Paladino, Penck, Immendorf, Lüpertz, Baselitz, Polke, Richter, Kiefer Dane Kirkeby have important works in the Collection.
Museum: Louisiana Museum
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