Thursday, August 6, 2009

A bench with style


Outside Ny Garlsberg Glyptoteket in Copenhagen is a row of these stylish benches. The Glyptotek is an art museum given to Copenhagen by the brewer Carl Jacobsen, son of the founder of Carlsberg. I've written about him on this blog before, so you might remember him as one who made a habit of giving art to Copenhagen. The museum's collection is a large one for a private collection and numbers classic statues, an Egyptian collection and Impressionist paintings among others. The bust above this bench shows Alexander Falguiére, French sculptor and painter. Tomorrow I'll show you the museum's wall of flames.