Goddess of Hope

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As a neo-classicist, Thorvaldsen was generally inspired by the art of Antiquity, more particularly by the naturalistic classical style. However, in 1817 he undertook to restore some older pre-classical sculptures, and although the rather stiff, so-called archaic style of these sculptures was far removed from him, it made its mark on the sculpture he himself was working on at the time, that is to say The Goddess of Hope. This is the explanation for the static character of this sculpture and for its unusually consistent frontal quality, its symmetry and its high degree of stylisation. In her hand, the goddess is holding a pomegranate flower, the symbol of fertility and eternal life. images%2f0fb5093ad0c410af5d5b4c4f5a78b89bdc2d499d
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Thorvaldsens Museum opened on 18 September 1848 and was the first public museum building in Denmark. The characteristic museum building was built to exhibit the extensive life’s work of the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) and today still looks more or less as it did when it opened over 150 years ago. Thorvaldsens Museum also contains Thorvaldsen's drawings and sketches for sculptures and reliefs. In addition Thorvaldsen was a passionate collector, so the museum also exhibits his extensive collections of paintings from his own time and collections of artworks and objects from Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquity. The museum also shows changing exhibitions that go into greater depth with aspects of the permanent collections, including contemporary art.


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