Experience classical, modern art from the country's most influential symbolists
Museum Jorn has in its possession a major collection of symbolist and expressionist Danish art from the late nineteenth century until the 1930s. Asger Jorn was very interested in the art of this period, which provided both the historical background and inspiration for his own art. Consequently, he decided that this specific area was to be a significant foundation stone in the museum’s collection profile.
The museum’s collection of classic modern art comprises significant works by some of the country’s most influential symbolists. Amongst those works by the two art nouveau artists Johannes Holbek (1872—1903) and Niels Hansen Jacobsen (1861—1942). Early Danish expressionism is represented by artists including Julius Paulsen (1860—1932), Oluf Hartmann (1879—1910), Aksel Jørgensen (1883—1957), Martin Kaalund-Jørgensen (1889—1952) and Jens Adolf Jerichau (1890—1916).