Carl Fredrik Hill: Hill Hill Hill Hill Hill
20 September - 17 November 2013 (Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen)
Although Carl Fredrik Hill (SE 1849-1911) is one of Sweden's most renowned painters, this is the first time since 1973 that a large exhibition has been devoted to Hill in Denmark. Nature is a recurrent theme for Hill – tranquil, beautiful landscapes with perfected details and harmonious colours.
At the age of 28 he suffered a psychosis that changed his practice significantly. In subsequent periods Hill was marked by a schizophrenic mind. This finds an almost direct reflection in his choice of subject, which begins to involve abstractions and crowds, with a special focus on existential turbulence and the duel between calm and chaos
In the exhibition Hill Hill Hill Hill Hill, which consists of 97 drawings and a single painting, one room is dedicated to drawings of chaotic human bodies, one to nature drawings, and the last to the painting Det ensamma trädet (The Lonely Tree) from 1878.
The exhibition has been created in close collaboration with Malmö Art Museum, which holds the largest and most unique collection of works by Carl Fredrik Hill, and from where the works have been selected and loaned
Curator: Jacob Fabricius