On this day in
1598 Gian Lorenzo Bernini
perhaps the greatest sculptor-architect of the 17th century was born
1863 Italian composer Pietro Mascagni was born
1985 Robert von Ranke Graves English poet, scholar, and novelist died.
The DDCís strategic focus areas are:
To build awareness of design and the economic effects of design among businesses, with a particular emphasis on small and medium-sized interprises
The Hirschsprung Collection was founded by the Copenhagen-born tobacco manufacturer Heinrich Hirschsprung (1836-1908) and his wife Pauline Hirschsprung. From the mid-1860s onwards, spanning a period of more than 40 years, Heinrich Hirschsprung acquired a large number of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by contemporary Danish artists, including the Skagen painters, the Symbolists, and the Fynboerne ("Natives of Funen", a group of artists from Funen who met at Zahrtmannís school in the 1880s).
An impression art collection was built, providing an excellent overview of Danish 19th-century art.
Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, built in 1883, shows throughout the year alternate Danish and international exhibitions of contemporary art, architecture and decorative arts.