Den Gamle By & Aros Art Museum in Aarhus

Den Gamle By (The Old Town) and Aros Art Museum in Aarhus stimulated our senses this weekend.


cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Darcy Moore 


cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Darcy Moore

We went to the Aros Art Gallery to see ‘Your Rainbow Panorama’ which my new colleagues at work had said was absolutely unique. We now agree and all of us enjoyed wandering around the installation, located on the roof of the building. However, the girls and I loved the experience of the ‘Atmospheric Colour Atlas’ and the ‘Inverted Panorama House’ much more as they were artistic works that genuinely challenged the senses. ‘Beauty’ and ‘The Colour Circle Series’ were also similarly stimulating and Lucy managed to get soaked, as she experienced the art.

Check these brilliant installations out here and you can see some pics below.

My knowledge of Danish Art would be generously described, as ‘limited’. Michael Kvium’s work was being exhibited and it is brilliantly challenging. This quote is a good description:

Danish artist Michael Kvium’s (b. 1955) paintings and sculptures are never pleasant, and yet his pictorial universe is strikingly fascinating

I preferred his paintings to the installations. I recommend the artist’s website to provide you with a sense of his talent.


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‘The Old Town’ is effectively described at the website as a:

…living and breathing experience of what it was like to live and work in a Danish market town, as it was in the old days. Here it is possible to experience a market town at the time of Hans Christian Andersen

Cobblestone lined streets, suitably attired staff, horses and buggies and some impressive renaissance era buildings create a pleasant, rustic atmosphere.


cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Darcy Moore


cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Darcy Moore

The traditional wooden games kept Lucy and Sarah occupied for longer than expected. I suspect they liked beating me mostly. Many of these games would have been played by adults, drinking and gambling, maybe more than by children (the two likely looking lads pictured below told me). They were fun for children and the not some young.


cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Darcy Moore


cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Darcy Moore


cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Darcy Moore 

David and Wendy – Grandma and Grandpa – are visiting Denmark (we suspect their grandchildren were the main attraction) and were good company for the day too. The girls have loved teaching them some Danish words and showing them around.


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We will all miss them when they journey on later today…travel safe!

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