Frants Henningsen, 1883 - A funeral - fine art print

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Original artwork description by Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) (© - Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) -

Oil on canvas. 95x141,5 cm

A pregnant woman and her two small children are following their husband/father to his grave. A thoroughly tragic situation that Henningsen has chosen to accentuate with gloomy winter weather, a meagre gathering, and the woman’s greyish-white complexion.

A burial among the poor, conducted at the Assistens graveyard in the Nørrebro area of Copenhagen. At first glance, the painting seems to be a realistic record of a tragic, life-changing event. However, the artist has employed a number of effective devices in order to intensify the unhappy story. The gloomy winter weather, the naked wall, the small number of people in the gathering, the children in the middle, the greyish-white complexion of the young woman’s face. She even appears to be pregnant and now only has her old father to lean on. Every device is brought to bear in order to accentuate the hopelessness of the situation. Henningsen received a great deal of praise for the painting, which was immediately bought by the National Gallery of Denmark. However, a few critics would like to have seen more intimacy and credibility. Perhaps this is because the painting leaves us as spectators, as an audience, like the two men in the middle distance who are safely distanced from the family. Rather than a rousing call to arms against social injustice, the artist delivers a touching story from everyday life to move the many citizens of Copenhagen as they visited the major exhibitions of the day.

The museum also provides videos and interactive material for this artwork.

Background information on the artwork with the title A funeral

This modern art masterpiece A funeral was created by the male Danish artist Frants Henningsen in 1883. Besides, this artpiece is included in the Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)'s digital art collection located in Copenhagen, Denmark. With courtesy of: National Gallery of Denmark (license - public domain).: . What is more, the alignment is landscape and has an image ratio of 3 : 2, which means that the length is 50% longer than the width.

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Artist metadata table

Artist: Frants Henningsen
Gender: male
Nationality: Danish
Professions of the artist: painter
Country of origin: Denmark
Artist classification: modern artist
Lifespan: 58 years
Born: 1850
Born in (place): Copenhagen
Year died: 1908
Died in (place): Copenhagen

Background information about the artpiece

Title of the artwork: "A funeral"
Classification: painting
Art classification: modern art
Century: 19th century
Artwork year: 1883
Approximate age of artwork: over 130 years
Exhibited in: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
Museum location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Web URL of Museum: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
License type: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Denmark

The product details

Article type: art reproduction
Reproduction: reproduction in digital format
Production method: UV direct printing (digital print)
Production: German-made
Type of stock: production on demand
Intended usage: wall gallery, wall decoration
Alignment: landscape format
Aspect ratio: 3 : 2
Meaning of image ratio: the length is 50% longer than the width
Available options: canvas print, poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) variants: 30x20cm - 12x8", 60x40cm - 24x16", 90x60cm - 35x24", 120x80cm - 47x31", 150x100cm - 59x39"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size variants: 30x20cm - 12x8", 60x40cm - 24x16", 90x60cm - 35x24", 120x80cm - 47x31"
Poster print (canvas paper) size variants: 60x40cm - 24x16", 90x60cm - 35x24", 120x80cm - 47x31"
Aluminium print (aluminium dibond material) variants: 30x20cm - 12x8", 60x40cm - 24x16", 90x60cm - 35x24", 120x80cm - 47x31"
Picture frame: no frame

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