Carl Heinrich Bloch

1834-1890 Denmark-Realism

 

Brief Biography-Carl Heinrich Bloch was a native of Copenhagen. His merchant father wanted him to join the Navy against his wishes, however he was determined to be a painter from an early age.
He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Art and gained a travel grant to study abroad. His first stop was Holland where he was exposed to the works of Rembrandt which had a major influence on him. He excelled with portraiture and when he went to Italy he soaked up the Italian influence so much that he stayed until 1865. Back in Denmark he was commissioned to do a series of paintings for the Chapel at Frederiksborg. This work was to last for fourteen years and has become one of his most noted achievements.

 

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a young baker
cooling down

a young baker cooling down

fishing families
waiting for their men

fishing families waiting for their men to return before emerging storm

in a roman
osteria

in a roman osteria

samson and the
philistines

samson and the philistines

tasting the
potato soup

two boys and a grandmother tasting the potato soup

two old men sitting
in the shadow

two old men sitting in the shadow

head of an
italian boy

head of an italian boy

At the
Death Bed

At the Death Bed of Niels Kaas

Christian II
Imprisoned

Christian two Imprisoned in the Tower

Getting
Ready

Getting Ready for the Carnival

Johan
Hansen

Johan Hansen

The
Consolator

Consolator


Gethsemane

Gethsemane


Tempted

Jesus Tempted


A Surprise

Surprise

Peter C
Rothe-

Peter C Rothe-Provost of Copenhagen

Peter's
Denial

Peter's Denial

The
Annunciation

The Annunciation

Suffer
the Children

Suffer the Children

Sermon on
the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount

Transfiguration
of Jesus

Transfiguration of Jesus

Woman at
the Well

Woman at the Well

Christ
Teaching

Christ Teaching At The Temple

burial of
christ

burial of christ

christ
and child

christ and child

christ at
the cross

christ at the cross

christ healing
the sick

christ healing the sick

healing of the blind
man by jesus christ

healing of the blind man by jesus christ

jesus casting out
the money changers

jesus casting out the money changers from the temple


old people

old people


raising of lazarus

raising of lazarus


self portrait

self portrait


supper at emmeus

supper at emmeus

the shepherds
and the angel

the shepherds and the angel

woman with
the sparrows

woman with the sparrows