Theodor Philipsen, 1890 - Long Shadows. Cattle on the Island of Saltholm - fine art print

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Product background information

This modern art artwork Long Shadows. Cattle on the Island of Saltholm was painted by the artist Theodor Philipsen. Today, this artwork can be viewed in in the collection of Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) in Copenhagen, Denmark. With courtesy of National Gallery of Denmark (licensed - public domain).Creditline of the artwork: . The alignment of the digital reproduction is landscape and has a ratio of 4 : 3, meaning that the length is 33% longer than the width.

General information by the museum (© Copyright - by Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) - Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark))

The short, brisk, richly coloured brushstrokes make the picture vibrate with light, colour, and atmosphere. Philipsen is not, however, an impressionist in the French sense of the concept. He was not interested in ”modern life”.

In his paintings, he almost turns his back on it in favour of the simple life within nature, often taking a form such as this almost transcendental tribute to the all-embracing power of light. The cows are not the real motif; that distinction belongs to the sun and the power of the sun.

The great innovator Whenever the history of Danish art is told, Philipsen is often assigned the role as the great innovator. From his starting point within the landscapes and animal pictures of the late Golden Age, he brought Danish art out of the smoke-filled salons and threw open the French doors to let in a far more modern mode of painting filled with light and colour.

Philipsen's impressionism Several factors contributed to Philipsen’s appropriation of Impressionism, including visits to the Impressionist exhibitions in Paris, his enjoyment of the Southern climate on travels in Spain and Italy, and – very importantly – his friendship with Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) during the mid-1880s. Philipsen’s originality stems from his ability to adapt and develop the Impressionist palette in accordance with the Danish countryside and climate.

Details on the work of art

Work of art name: "Long Shadows. Cattle on the Island of Saltholm"
Classification: painting
Art classification: modern art
Time: 19th century
Year of creation: 1890
Artwork age: over 130 years old
Museum / location: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
Museum location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Denmark

Artist information

Name: Theodor Philipsen
Gender of the artist: male
Nationality: Danish
Professions of the artist: painter
Country: Denmark
Classification: modern artist
Lifespan: 80 years
Birth year: 1840
Born in (place): Kopenhagen
Year died: 1920
Place of death: Kopenhagen

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The product

Article type: wall art
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Production process: digital printing
Provenance: manufactured in Germany
Type of stock: production on demand
Intended product usage: art print gallery, wall gallery
Alignment of the image: landscape alignment
Image ratio: length to width 4 : 3
Side ratio implication: the length is 33% longer than the width
Available options: acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print): 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35", 160x120cm - 63x47"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35", 160x120cm - 63x47"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material): 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Frame: unframed reproduction

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