Imago Museum in Pescara hosts the most remarkable exhibition of Danish art in Italy: the permanent collection dedicated to the Scandinavian Impressionists, headed by the school of master Kristian Zahrtmann, features one hundred and nineteen paintings, ten drawings and one engraving. The acquisition of the works was initiated in 2010 by the Pescarabruzzo Foundation to recover the memory of a large group of artists working around the master Kristian Zahrtmann (1843-1917), who had chosen to work in Abruzzo, in particular in the mountain village of Civita d’Antino in Val Roveto: the collection starts in 1877 with Henrik Olrik and arrives in 1946, at the end of the Nordic dream lived in the Peninsula. In Abruzzo, the leader and the other Nordic artists sought inspiration from their subjects (the life of the people, which in Italy appeared primitive, uncorrupted, ancient to them) and at the same time the freedom of painting en plein air. The protagonists of the paintings by Zarhtmann, Krøyer, Skovgaard, Pedersen, Budtz-Møller and the other artists in the exhibition are the landscape and the varied humanity portrayed with respect, love for truth and the dignity that leaks from each image.
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