Monday, April 13, 2009

Our Lady again

Yesterday I told you about The Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen. Inside it you can find some of the most beautiful statues of Christ and His Apostles all made by the Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen for the Church. The statues were modelled in 1821 - 1840 and are the highlight of his career. The statue of Christ took four attempts before Thorvaldsen was satisfied. All the statues are made of Italian marble and give the inside of the church a light and serene atmosphere.

Thorvaldsen was one of the greatest Danish artists and he was commissioned to do work all over Europe among them the monument for Pope Pius VII in St. Peters Church in Rome.

The second photo shows plaster copies of the Christ group on display at Thorvaldsen's Museum in Copenhagen. Here you can also find copies of most of his works. Thorvaldsen's tomb is placed in the inner courtyard of the museum.