Thorald Brendstrup (25 May 1812, Sengeløse, near Taastrup – 4 May 1883, Copenhagen) was one of Denmark's Golden Age painters. Although he is not particularly well known, he is credited above all with many well-proportioned landscapes.
Taastrup is a Danish railway town or/and suburb of Copenhagen - 15 km west of the capital's city centre, and formerly the administrative seat of Høje-Taastrup Municipality, Region Hovedstaden. It takes its name from the village of Taastrup Valby, which also gave its name to the station established in 1859, from which the town grew. The population on 1 January 2014 was 33,121. It forms a twin (sub)urban area with neighbouring suburb Høje Taastrup since the 1980s, that has engulfed the villages of Taastrup Valby, Høje Taastrup, Kragehave and Klovtofte. This area has almost grown together with the town of Hedehusene.
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Brendstrup studied decorative painting at the Danish Academy and porcelain painting at the Royal Danish Porcelain factory where he worked until 1846. Thereafter he concentrated on landscape painting.
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts has provided education in the arts for more than 250 years, playing its part in the development of the art of Denmark.
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Brendstrup's earlier works clearly show the influence of Eckersberg and Købke. He later painted landscapes in a highly Romantic style reminiscent of P. C. Skovgaard's. Especially his Italian landscapes demonstrate his deep appreciation of his subjects. His works are always well composed and clearly proportioned with a good sense of relationship between the foreground and the background while the colouring is faithful to the local tones. His works are often of a highly aesthetic quality, true to the tradition of the Danish Golden Age.One of the reasons Brendstrup is not widely recognized in Denmark is that he spent long periods abroad, often in Portugal and Italy. Furthermore, some of the landscapes he painted in and around Naples and the Italian town of Olevano were not acquired by museums in Denmark, and are now privately owned.
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Thorald Brendstrup - I guldalderens skygge. (In Danish). Edited by Gertrud Oelsner and Ingeborg Bugge. Aarhus Universitetsforlag 2011. Fuglsang Kunstmuseum and Ribe Kunstmuseum.
Gli artisti danesi ad Olevano Romano e dintorni dall’“Età dell’Oro” fin dentro il XXI secolo./ Danish artists in Olevano Romano and its surrounding area from the “Golden Age” into the 21st century. (In English and Italian). Author Jytte W. Keldborg, Board member of AMO onlus. Published in print and on the homepage July 2011 by AMO onlus – Associazione Amici del Museo di Olevano Romano onlus and Museo – Centro Studi sulla Pittura di Paesaggio Europea del Lazio.
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