Den Hirschsprungske samling is a tiny museum in Copenhagen with exhibited art mainly from the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century.
Den Hirschsprungske samling, which means “The Hirschsprungian Collection”, has famous paintings made by very famous Danish artists. Most of the painters exhibited in Den Hirschsprungske samling are Skagensmalere which refers to a group of painters who went to Skagen in the northernmost point in Denmark. They believed that the light was different at this geographical position and therefore they spent most of the summer here. Often Skagensmalerne would paint near local population and the close surroundings.
There is something breathtaking about the paintings from this era and these painters, of which P.S. Krøyer and Anna Ancher are the best examples. They have captured a brief moment of time and made it eternal. Often I see myself being in the paintings and it always makes me wonder what the people in the painting and the painter were thinking in that exact moment.
Den Hirschsprungske samling is part of Danish art history and is very small, so if you don’t like to spend much time in museums, this is one I can recommend.