Crown Princess Mary attended the premier of Man signer ikke nej til Asger! at the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst). A new documentary about Asger Jorn on the occasion of his 100th anniversary made of Anna von Lowzow.
Now you may think, who on earth is Asger Jorn and why make a documentary about him? Despite we have the same nationality, I also only knew very little about her because writing this post. I thought it might be a good idea to tell you some more about him and what he was doing before we go on to Mary's attendance at the premier. Asger Jorn was a famous Danish artist, graphic artist and ceramist etc. In the 1940s he began his carrier which he continued till his death about 60 years later. He wrote several books about politics, history and philosophy as well during his carrier. The biggest collection of his artworks can be found at Silkeborg Museum of Art (Silkeborg Kunstmuseum) which all includes Asger Jorn's masterpiece Stalingrad. Asger had a very significant style; bright colours and abstract figures. At Silkeborg Museum of Art's website you get an insight into his art, which thoughts he had when painting. I'm sure you can quickly see what I mean about the colours and figures. Even 43 years after his death, his artworks are still highly admired by people all over the world. So Anna von Lowzow (the woman wearing a blue dress on the photo above) and Lene Borch Hansen decided to make his 59 year old life into a documentary. Anna von Lowzow's name you may have heart before in connection with Crown Princess Mary and the Danish royal family because she is the women who is the inventor of The Royal Jewels (De Kongelige Juveler). Man signer ikke nej til Asger! is made in collaboration with Anna von Lowzow, Lene Borch Hansen and producer Louise Birk Petersen who also was the procurer of The Royal Jewels. They all worked intense to create this documentaryThe documentary is mainly told be relatives, friends and family who all knew Asger Jorn as an artist and private person. Among others we meet his son, Troels Jorn. The film shows private photos and letters, all to show what and incredible man Asger Jorn was. He fought to become famous in Denmark and now he is. Because of this new film some of his artworks was displayed the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst) in Copenhagen. Art lovers were gathered to, well of course enjoy the documentary but also the enjoy some of Asger Jorn's art including Mary.
She was invited as the guest of honor to attend the premier. Welcomed by the instructor and creator herself, Anna von Lowzow, she arrived in an excellent mood yesterday. She had a chat with several of the others who participated and seemed to enjoy everybody's company as they enjoyed hers. Afterward Mary was given a guided tour around the gallery to see the displayed pieces of art created by the big artist himself. At several occasion Mary have told who much she loves coloured art and not to forget, her and Frederik chose very colourful pieces of art to decorate their home at Amalienborg during the renovation finished in 2010. So I think she really enjoyed watching the artworks closely on her own.
|Photo @Agnés Colbert|