Past exhibitions

Asger Jorn – the Paris exhibition

Asger Jorn

The Paris Exhibition

4 March – 30 May 2010

The famous exhibition from the Centre Pompidou came home again. In the museum's new drawing gallery in the basement, we showed that the first exhibition Asger Jorn's drawings, the year before was on loan to the Centre Pompidou in Paris.


Committee from the museum's vast collection of Jorn's drawings, gives an insight into his work with the drawing: From the quickly sketched the carefully recorded compositions. The earliest, from 1937-38, are experiments in Indian ink and oil paint, drawn or drawn up on paper from a water surface - the so-called `flottager'.

From the 1940s there was a large amount of effort, both in black and white, but also with crayon and watercolor. The motifs include both sensual parkonstellationer, imaginative landscapes and a series that can be seen as illustrations for Baudelaire's Les fleurs du mal, as well as several bears clearly inspired by their stay on the island of Djerba in Tunisia in the winter of 1947-48.
In the 1950s, performing Jorn more accounted versions of his paintings, sometimes that process, other times as parallels to existing paintings.

In the later part of the exhibited drawings Jorn works with great brilliance. Get highlights can create entire scene or surprising color compositions in watercolors endows the small paper works with a unique ambience: two watercolors from Mexico holds in their color scheme throughout the Gulf glow, like a series of 3 from Cuba is "Cuban" in their expression.

Centre Pompidou published a French-language catalog for the exhibition with reproductions of all the exhibited works. The catalog can still be purchased in the museum shop.

















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