Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and National Socialism

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The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is an art museum located on the shore of the Øresund Sound in Humlebæk, 35 km (22 mi) north of CopenhagenDenmark. It is the most visited art museum in Denmark, and has an extensive permanent collection of modern and contemporary art, dating from World War II to the present day; in addition, it has a comprehensive programme of special exhibitions. The museum is also acknowledged as a milestone in modern Danish architecture, and is noted for its synthesis of art, architecture, and landscape, such as was showcased in an installation entitled “Riverbed” shown in 2014-2015. The museum occasionally also stages exhibitions of work by the great impressionists and expressionists, e.g. Claude Monet was the focus of a major exhibition in 1994.

The museum is included in the Patricia Schultz book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and ranks 85th on a list of the most visited art museums in the world (2011).

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The museum is located by the Øresund coast in the North Zeeland region, some 30 km (19 mi) north of central Copenhagen and 10 km (6 mi) south of Elsinore. From the regional train station in Humlebæk, it takes 10-15 minutes to walk to the museum.

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The name of the museum derives from the first owner of the property, Alexander Brun, who named the villa after his three wives, all called Louise. The museum was created in 1958 by Knud W. Jensen, the owner at the time. He contacted architects Vilhelm Wohlert and Jørgen Bo who spent a few months walking around the property before deciding how a new construction would best fit into the landscape. This study resulted in the first version of the museum consisting of three buildings connected by glass corridors. Since then it has been extended several times until it reached its present circular shape in 1991.

In late November 2012, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art launched Louisiana Channel, a web-TV channel contributing to the development of the museum as a cultural platform.

In 2013, the museum’s music department launched Louisiana Music, a webpage dedicated to musical videos produced by the museum in collaboration with world-famous musicians.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art – Wikipedia

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Knud John Peter Wadum Jensen (7 December 1916 – 12 December 2000) was a Danish cheese wholesaler, museum founder and manager. He was also the money man behind parts of the Danish literary and artistic environment from the 1940s. He funded Wivel’s Publishing House and its journal Heretica, both run by his friend Ole Wivel. In 1952 he bought the publishing house Gyldendal (the oldest and largest publishing house in Denmark), and made Ole Wivel director. In 1954 he co-founded the association art in the workplace, where he was chairman of the board until 1961. In 1958 he founded in Humlebæk Louisiana – museum of modern art (the most visited art museum in Denmark), where he himself was director until 1991.

Jensen’s participation in the controversial association Ringen before and during World War II, including together with the poet and later Gyldendal director Ole Wivel, has provoked renewed discussion about his political beliefs in his youth.

In 1984 he was appointed honorary doctor at Lund University, in 1986 he received the Danish honorary prize Ingenio et arti by Queen Margrethe II and in 1991 he was awarded the Rungstedlund Prize.

He is buried in Humlebæk Cemetery.

Knud W. Jensen – Wikipedia, den frie encyklopædi

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Ringen (germanofil organisation)

The ring was a circle of young people who had a great fascination for German culture, especially literature. The name was inspired by Richard Wagner’s opera Nibelungen’s Ring and the poet Stefan George’s poetry collection The Seventh Ring. During the occupation 1940-1945, the members of the group flirted with National Socialism, which manifested itself in tribute poems by the young poet Ole Wivel and registration for German war service from Erik Johansen and Ole Høst. The latter fell into battle on the Eastern Front.

The existence and purpose of the ring has in recent times been the subject of great debate in Danish cultural life, as several later great Danish cultural personalities such as Ole Wivel and Knud W. Jensen have been accused of “Nazi” sympathies.

Ringen (germanofil organisation) – Wikipedia, den frie encyklopædi

Some of the members were Ole Wivel (author) Knud W. Jensen (later founder of Louisiana) S.H. Mikkelsen (Artist) N.H. Nielsen (Veterinary) H. Bertram (Painter) P. Tramsen (Clerk).

Person beskrivelser – www.frikorpsdanmark.dk

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Ole Wiedemann Høst (April 23, 1915 – July 20, 1943) was a Danish painter.

Ole Høst, the son of the painter Oluf Høst, received private painting lessons in Copenhagen from 1931 and in 1938 went to Paris, where he was apprenticed to Fernand Léger. He returned and became a National Socialism and joined the Ring, which was formed in 1941 and which counted Knud W. Jensen, Ole Wivel and Erik Johansen. Ole Høst and Erik Johansen got a job in a coal mine at Munich in 1941, where they joined the Waffen SS. Johansen went home, while Høst lost his life as a private in Regiment Westland (consisted mainly of Dutch volunteers) under Panzer Division Wiking on the Eastern Front in 1943.

Ole Høst – Wikipedia, den frie encyklopædi

Ole Høst and Erik Johansen were both enthusiastic about F. Waschnitius and wanted to become acquainted with Germany, and together in 1941 they travelled to a coal mine in Grube Elise near Munich, where they worked for a year before returning to Denmark again.
Both were not “Nazis”, but at the same time they were not enthusiastic about a Communist Europe either, and they saw no other way than to sign up to fight communism.

On 4 July 1944, the parents set up a “sandstone board” in their garden in Gudhjem in memory of Ole Høst.
The board can still be seen today, as the home in Gudhjem (Oluf Høst Museet).

Person beskrivelser – www.frikorpsdanmark.dk

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Denmark in WWII

Political drama in occupied Denmark

Free Corps Denmark

Free Corps Denmark – Witness To Soviet War Crimes

Free Corps Denmark – Danes Against Clown World

SS-Regiment 24 Dänemark

Danes in the Luftwaffe

Operation Weserübung

German invasion of Denmark (1940)

World First Successfully Paratrooper Attack

The Six Hour War: 1940 German Invasion of Denmark: History Matters (Short Animated Documentary).

Denmark’s collaboration with Germany, during World War II

Danish Germany-workers and Danish industry

A Legacy of Dead German Children

Die Sahnefront

About the Allied Bombing of Denmark

Panzer Unit Still Serving After German Defeat – Denmark 1945

The British invasion of Denmark and the ‘Stab in the Back’.


Madsen: Danish Weapons Manufacturer

Højgaard & Schultz

F.L. Smidth


B&W 1942

Aarhus was strategically important for Germany doing WWII



Denmark–Germany relations


Danish-German sports cooperation, 1940-1945

WWII – Where did the Germans live?


Holmen 1943

The Soviet Occupation of Bornholm

Rønne Harbour After the Russians Attacked 1945

Danish shipyards worked for the Danish Navy and the German Navy during the occupation 1940-45.

An interesting meeting at Plassenburg Castle

20th of July 1941, when the first Danish volunteers arrived in Hamburg

Christian Peder Kryssing was the highest ranked foreigner in Waffen-SS as a SS-Brigadeführer.

Søren Kam

Documentary Sheds Light Upon Unrepentant Danish “Nazi Rock Star”

Carl Værnet

Poul Sommer

Peter Horn

How Hitler decided to launch the largest bike theft in Denmark’s history

Demyansk Pocket

Battle for the Reichstag 1945

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  1. ᛋᛠᛉ · April 9

    Not gonna lie, saw title and thought “what the devil is Viking Life Guy doing in Louisiana?” Not what I expected.

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    • Viking Life Blog · April 9

      Yeah, I am full of surprises. 🙂

      I have not been there since childhood or teenage years, but I have drove past many times.

      I don’t know about ‘Modern Art’, but the area is very nice.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · April 10

        Yeah, I was gonna ask. The first picture looks like it has a big pair of boobs in it.

        I can’t say much, I’m a stones toss from Portland and that place is… Liberal.


      • Viking Life Blog · April 10

        Yeah, I was also thinking of boobs. Boobs and butt are normale in classic art, think ‘The Little Mermaid’.

        I would prefer classic art. My favorit art forms would properly be (metal) music and architecture.

        Check this out:

        High Level Danish Humor

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · April 10

        Yeah. I think the big difference is that in classic art the boobs are still hanging onto a woman and not floating in space.

        I love metal too. And architecture, but I’m a snob. I hate Brutalism and I love Colonial, Cape and traditional European architecture the best – German, English and Irish styles with the wainscot and all that.

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      • Viking Life Blog · April 10

        lol, thats true.

        Yeah, I don’t like all “architecture” either.
        I like classic, neo-classic, renaissance, rococo, art deco, etc.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · April 10

        Neat. In my hometown, there’s a road where a few German immigrants settled and the buildings are straight up Bavarian village looking (only freakishly big because they had the big bucks.)

        Sadly, because Yankees are being outbred by New Yorkers and avant garde dickheads the Colonial, Cape and other native New England building ways are going away. Too much money in “building projects” and developments and other ZOG monstrosities. Enormous gay.

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      • Viking Life Blog · April 10

        The Germans has done that many places. I believe, a number of places in South America, for example.

        Sad. You need more firm protection laws.
        Many buildings are protected in one degree or another, here. We did lose a few great buildings in the 60s, 70s and even 80s, but it seem to be better now.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · April 10

        Yeah, so, some towns have Historic Building Laws. But, you know, we have Jewish lawyers so laws are meaningless. THEORETICALLY if you work on a “historic building” (+100yo) than you must replace parts with periodically correct units. This leads to a lot of crooked landlords refusing to repair buildings (historic reproductions are not cheap). I like the idea, and in a perfect world (our world) than the law will mean something. But we’re not there yet.

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      • Viking Life Blog · April 10

        Sad but true!

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    • Viking Life Blog · April 10

      It’s Sweden in the back ground, in picture number two!


      • ᛋᛠᛉ · April 10

        Had to go back and check to make sure it wasn’t on fire or full of Summer Complaints. It wasn’t, breath of relief.

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      • Viking Life Blog · April 10

        You have to get closer to see their Volvos burning!

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  2. Otto F. · April 9

    I would like to share something on the note of American curated European (German) Art Exhibitions if you would permit me to link here.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Viking Life Blog · April 9

      Yeah, you can make a link, more than one and it might end up in the spam folder.


      • Otto F. · April 10

        Haus Hapsburg Exhibition hosted by the Minneapolis Institute of Art courtesy of the Kunsthistorisches Museum – Wien.

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