Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard

1743-1809 Denmark-Classicism

 

Brief Biography-Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard was from Copenhagen and he studied at the Royal Academy of Art where he later became a Professor. In 1772, he travelled to Rome and studied Italian art in different disciplines. In Rome, he associated with artists such as Johann Heinrich Fussli. When he returned to Copenhagen and became a professor he taught Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg among many other noted artists. He was commissioned to do paintings in the Knight's Room in the Christiansborg Palace. Some of his paintings were rejected by the king due to his revolutionary leanings which later led to a clash with the establishment. Some of his Royal commissions were turned down due to disagreements with the Royal Prince. In 1801, he became the Academy Director and he died in 1809.

 

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Simo Entrusts
Concerns

Simo Entrusts Concerns over their Son

The Midwife
Leaves

The Midwife Leaves Androspigens House-Simo tells Davus that he Expects Childbirth Movement for Pure Fraud

Temple
of Fortune

The Temple of Fortune

Culmin-s Ghost
Appears

Culmin-s Ghost Appears to his Mother

Davus Speaks
with Mysis

Davus Speaks with Mysis

Fingal Sees the
Ghosts

Fingal Sees the Ghosts of His Ancestors in the Moonlight

Jupiter Weighing
the Fate of Man

Jupiter Weighing the Fate of Man

Hamlet Shows His
Mother the Ghost

Hamlet Shows His Mother the Ghost of His Father

Adrastus Slaying
Himself

Adrastus Slaying Himself at the Tomb of Atys

Lover Pamfilus in
Conversation

Lover Pamfilus in Conversation with his Servant Forslagne Davus

The Archangel
Michael-

The Archangel Michael and Satan Disputing about the Body of Moses

Richard III
Awakening

Richard three Awakening from his Nightmare

The
Nightmare

The Nightmare

Ossian-s
Swansong

Ossian-s Swansong

Ymir
the Giant-

Ymir the First Giant-Suckles at the Udder of Auoumbla