The Golden Age

The term The Danish Golden Age is used for the epoch where art and culture flourished in Denmark. Normally, the period is credited as between 1800-1850, but it varies depending oin the artform in question.

The Golden Age is defined by a narrow circle of talented people in Denmark.

Authors like Ingemann, Grundtvig and Ohlenschläger were prominent in the literature aspect of the Golden Age, while painters like Eckersberg and Købke dominated the arts.

Likewise did the sculptor Thorvaldsen, who carved a Christ statue in 1839, which can now be seen at Vor Frue Kirke in Copenhagen.

The scientist H.C. Ørsted, the musician Weyse and the ballet master August Bournoville are also connected to the Danish Golden Age. 

All of the above was inspired by the Romantiscism, which is the philosophical basis of the epoch.

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