Photographer's Note

Wishing now I had of enquired what this building was. It was one of the first photos I took in Copenhagen. It is the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Art Museum and judging from the description below from Wikipedia, it's well worth entering. Looks like a Rodin statue of 'The Thinker' out the front. There aren't a lot of shots on the site of this building. It was designed by architect Vilhelm Dahlerup who has influenced the way Copenhagen looks today, more than any other individual architect.

"The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Glypto-, from the Greek root glyphein, to carve and theke, a storing-place) is an art museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. The collection is built around the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen (1842–1914), the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries.

Primarily a sculpture museum as indicated by the name, the focal point of the museum is antique sculpture from the ancient cultures around the Mediterranean including Egypt, Rome and Greece, as well as more modern sculptures such as a collection of Rodin works which is considered the most important outside France[verification needed]. However, the museum is equally noted for its collection of paintings that includes an extensive collection of French impressionists and Post-impressionists as well as Danish Golden Age paintings.

The French Collection includes works by painters such as Jacques-Louis David, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Degas and Cézanne, as well as those by Post-impressionists such as van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Bonnard. The museum's collection includes all the bronze sculptures of Degas, including the series of dancers. Numerous works by Norwegian-Danish sculptor Stephan Sinding are featured prominently in various sections of the museum."

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