Sunday, January 15, is the last day to see the show "Sofonisba: History's Forgotten Miracle," and on Thursday, January 12, at 7:00 p.m., the museum will host the last lecture about the show, which critics have praised. Here, textile conservator and costume historian Katia Johansen zooms in on the many beautiful costumes that make Sofonisba Anguissola's Renaissance paintings unique. She also looks at the artist's masterful copies of 16th-century fashion, textiles, embroidery, and lace.
Sofonisba was hired by the Spanish court to draw some of his time's most important and well-known people. Especially their clothes should show how rich and powerful they are. Gold brocades in jewel colors, shiny silk velvet, the thinnest silk flower, embroidery, and delicate lace made with the finest threads are painted so precisely that you can count the threads and stitches. The everyday clothes are also shown in such detail that you can tell what they are made of, how they are cut, and how they are worn.
Few Renaissance clothes have been kept, but Sofonisba's portraits show in great detail how clothing was the most important part of how people wanted to be seen by the artist and future generations. By focusing on the details, you can see how well the artist has shown and kept the clothes and fabrics of his time to the point where you can almost feel them.
Lecturer Katia Johansen worked at Rosenborg Castle from 1980 to 2016. From 1980 to 2016, she showed, researched, and worked with the royal costume collection. She wrote the book Ten Kongers Tj, which is about the royal costumes in the collection, among other things (2020).
On Sunday, January 15, you will have your last chance to see Sofonisba: History's Forgotten Miracle. Sister Corita: Someday is Now, the museum's second special show about the Catholic nun and pop artist of the 1960s, will also be shown here for the last time. Danh Vo shows Sister Corita, also called one of the most important shows of the past year. The silkscreened messages about a world ruled by materialism, war, and isolation are just as important and current today as they were when they were made.
From January 16 to January 27, the museum will be closed for part of that time. On January 28, the museum will be open again when the next special exhibition, The Artist Colonies Hornbaek & Arild, opens.