Swedish painter Carl Fredrik Hill 1849-1911 – an brilliant exhibition in Nivaagaards Art Museum, Denmark

Svensk Maler Carl Fredrik Hill 1849-1911 – en funklende udstilling på Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Danmark.

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Painter Carl Fredrik Hill - exhibition in Nivaagaard A

Painter Carl Fredrik Hill (1849-1911) – exhibition in Nivaagaard Art Museum, North Seeland, Denmark. At right Carl Fredrik Hill: “Maleren mellem sol og måne”, u.å. Farvekridt på papir, 17 x 21 cm. Privateje. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen. Click on the photo and use your zoom control and you see it in full screen size and text at right disappear.

 

My 3 best friends invited me to experience the famous swedish painter Carl Fredrik Hill on a exhibition in a danish Art Museum Nivaagaard Malerisamling in North Sealand, Denmark. 

I have never been close to Carl Fredrik Hill´s landscape paintings. For the first time I stand just in front of 40 oil landscape paintings and 47 drawings.  The poetic power of the paintings and drawings filled me with joy, sadness, love and despair. 

How can a young swedish man only 24 years old arrive to France in 1873 and within only 5 years paints about 40-50 excellent oil paintings before he only 28 years old lost his mind and became psychotic in 1878?

How can he be so extremely sensitive to the truth of nature and express oneself with such an open heart in his paintings and loose his gift so quickly?

Its a young painters tragedy! 

Maybe I will find the answer on his exhibition – my first view of landscape painter Carl Fredrik Hill!

 

TIMETABLE – LIFE OF CARL FREDRIK HILL:

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Carl Fredrik Hill 1849-1911 - exhibition in Nivaagaard

Carl Fredrik Hill 1849-1911 – exhibition in Nivaagaard Malerisamling, North Sealand Denmark: 4.10.15 – 31.1.16. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

PAINTINGS on EXHIBITION:

SWEDEN 1869.

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: "Slett med mølle". Olie på lærred klæbet på træ.24,5 x 32,5

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Slette med mølle”. 1869 Olie på lærred. 24,5 x 32,5 cm. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

SWEDEN, Kullen 1873:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: "Havmotiv Kullen". ca. 1873.

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Havmotiv, Kullen”. ca. 1873. Olie på lærred, 20 x 35 cm. Svenska Akadamiens Konstsamling. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

FRANCE, Champagne 1876:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill:Flodlandskab 2,Champag

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Flodlandskab 2, Champagne”, 1876. Olie på lærred, 81 x 100 cm. Lunds Universitets Kunstsamling. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

FRANCE, Fontainebleau 1876:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: "Vej med siddende hundontainebleau, 1876. Olie på lærred. 81 x 101 cm

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Vej med siddende hund”, Fontainebleau, 1876. Olie på lærred. 81 x 101 cm. Privateje. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

FRANCE 1876:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: "Landskab med drivende skyer, 1876. Olie på lærred, 64 x 81 cm. Malmø Kunstmuseum. Photo 27. n

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Landskab med drivende skyer”, 1876. Olie på lærred, 64 x 81 cm. Malmø Kunstmuseum. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

FRANCE, Normandie 1876:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: Strandparti ved Luc-sur-Mer, 1876. Olie på lærred, 54 x 65 cm. Malmø Kunstmuseum. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Strandparti ved Luc-sur-Mer”, 1876. Olie på lærred, 54 x 65 cm. Malmø Kunstmuseum. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

FRANCE, Normandie 1876:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: Havbrise, Luc-sur-Mer, august 1876. Olie på lærred, 64 x 80 cm

Carl Fredrik Hill: Havbrise, “Luc-sur-Mer, august 1876”. Olie på lærred, 64 x 80 cm. Åmells Konsthandel. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

FRANCE, Normandie 1876:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: Strandmotiv fra Luc-sur-mer, august 1876. Olire på lærred, 53,5 x

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Strandmotiv fra Luc-sur-mer, august 1876”. Olie på lærred, 53,5 x 64,5 cm. Åmells Konsthandel. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

FRANCE, Normandie 1876:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: Jordkælder med figur, Luc-sur-Mer, 1876. Olie på lærred,

Carl Fredrik Hill: Jordkælder med figur, “Luc-sur-Mer, 1876”. Olie på lærred, 53,5 x 64,5 cm. Privateje. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

FRANCE, Montigny 1876:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: Sandbakke ved Montigny, 1876. Olie på lærred, 60 x 72,5

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Sandbakke ved Montigny”, 1876. Olie på lærred, 60 x 72,5. Malmø Konstmuseum. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Carl Fredrik Hill arrived to Paris from Sweden in november 1873. He studied french painters at Louvre, Luxembourg Palace and art dealers.

He was inspired by french painter Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot 1796 – 1875. He met him personally in 1873-75 and bought this painting from an art dealer:

French painter Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot 1796-1875:

 

Jean-Baptiste Corot 1796-1875: Vindstød,u.å.. Olie på lærred, 82 x 100 cm. Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Jean-Baptiste Camill Corot 1796-1875: “Vindstød”,u.å.. Olie på lærred, 82 x 100 cm. Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

FRANCE, Oise AUTOMN 1877:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill:Stenbruddet ved Oise,11, 1877. Olie på lærred, 106 x 126 cm. Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo 27. nove

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Stenbruddet ved Oise”, 2, 1877. Olie på lærred, 106 x 126 cm. Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

FRANCE, AUTUMN 1877:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill. Stenbrud med hjulspor, 1877. Olie på lærred, 60 x 73 cm. Malmø Kunstmuseum.

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Stenbrud med hjulspor”, 1877. Olie på lærred, 60 x 73 cm. Malmø Kunstmuseum. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

FRANCE, St. Germain SPRING 1877:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: Seine-landskab fra St. Germain, 1877. Olie på lærred, 64 x 77 cm. Nationalmuseum Ctovkholm. Photo 27. nobember 2015 by Erik K Abrahams

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Seine-landskab fra St. Germain”, 1877. Olie på lærred, 64 x 77 cm. Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

FRANCE, Bois-le-Roi SPRING 1877:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: " Grønne Enge, Bois-le-Roi, 1877. Olie på lærred, 50 x 60 cm. Malmø Konstmuseum

Carl Fredrik Hill:  Grønne Enge, Bois-le-Roi”, 1877. Olie på lærred, 50 x 60 cm. Malmø Konstmuseum. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

FRANCE, Bois-le-Roi SPRING 1877:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: "Træet og flodkrumningen,2, (bois-le-Rois), 1877. Olie på lærred, 50 x 60 cm. National useum Stockholm

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Træet og flodkrumningen”, 2, (Bois-le-Roi), 1877. Olie på lærred, 50 x 60 cm. Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

FRANCE, Bois-le-Roi SPRING 1877:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: " Villa ved Seine", Bois-le-Roi

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Villa ved Seine”, Bois-le-Roi, 1877. Olie på lærred, 53,5 x 73 cm. Malmø Konstmuseum. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Nivaagaard Malerisamling:

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Nivaagaard Malerisamling. Exhebition Carl Fredrik Hill 1849-1911. Photo

Nivaagaard Malerisamling. Exhibition Carl Fredrik Hill 1849-1911. Photo 27 . november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

FRANCE, Normandie 1876:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: "Les falaises, Luc-sur-Mer, 1876. Olie

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Les falaises, Luc-sur-Mer”, 1876. Olie på lærred, 45 x 55 cm. Sveb-Harrys konstmuseum. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

FRANCE, Normandie 1876:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: "Strandparti ved Luc. To både på stranden, 1876. Olie på lærred, ca.50 x 61,5. Privateje.

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Strandparti ved Luc. To både på stranden”, 1876. Olie på lærred, 50 x 61,5. Privateje. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Nivaagaard Malerisamling:

Carl Fredrik Hill 1849-1911 EXHIBITION 4. oktober 2015 – 31. januar 2016.

 

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Nivaagaard malerisamling. Exebitin Carl Fredrik Hill 1849-19

Nivaagaard Malerisamling. Exhibition Carl Fredrik Hill 1849-1911. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

FRANCE, AUTUMN 1877:

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Carl Fredrik Hill. Paintings autumn 1877

Carl Fredrik Hill. Paintings autumn 1877. Plate describing his symptoms of psychoses and mental breakdown winter 1877-78 in Paris. Exhibition Nivaagaard Malerisamling. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

FRANCE, AUTUMN 1877:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: "Søster Anna

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Søster Anna”, 103 x 65 cm. Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

FRANCE, AUTUMN 1877:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: " Kirkegården", 1877. Olie på lærred, 106 x 65 cm.

Carl Fredrik Hill: ” Kirkegården”, 1877. Olie på lærred, 106 x 65 cm. Malmø Konstmuseum. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

FRANCE, 1878:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: "Sorte graner", 1878. Olie på lærred., 59 x 72 cm. Malmø konstmuseum. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Sorte graner”, 1878. Olie på lærred., 59 x 72 cm. Malmø konstmuseum. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Nivaagaard Malerisamling:

 

Nivaagaard malerisamling. Exibition Fredrik Hill

Nivaagaard Malerisamling. Exhibition Carl Fredrik Hill 1849-1911. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

FRANCE,1878:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: "Hedelandskab med vogn, 1878. Olie på lærred, 60 x

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Hedelandskab med vogn, 1878”. Olie på lærred, 60 x 73 cm. Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

TIME TABLES 1878-83:

Carl Fredrik Hill 1849-1911

Stayed on mental hospitals in France, Denmark and Sweden after his mental breakdown in Paris january 1878:

Dr. Blanches clinic in Passy, Paris, France 1878-80

Sanct Hans Hospital, Roskilde, Denmark 1880-82

Sankt Lars Hospital, Lund, Sweden 1882-83

 

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Carl Fredrik Hill: Time tables 1878-80. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Carl Fredrik Hill: Time tables 1878-83. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

LUND, SWEDEN 1883-1911:

From 1883 until his dead in 1911 Carl Fredrik Lund stayed in his childhood house in Skomakaregatan, Lund, Sweden. 

In this period 1883-1911 his drawed about 2-3000 drawings inspired from books in his father professor in mathematics Carl Johan Hill (1793-1875) library and from many visits with his family to museums in Copenhagen : Thorvaldsens Museum thorvaldsensmuseum.dk and Statens Museum for Kunst smk.dk.

His mother Charlotte Rudelius (1814-1900) and sister Hedvig (Hedda) 1845-1931) took care of him and gave all what he need of food, clothes and artistic materials through all the 28 years from 1883-1911.

 

LUND, SWEDEN 1883-1911:

DRAWINGS by CARL FREDRIK HILL:

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Carl Fredrik Hill: Drawings 1883-1911. Photo 27. november

Carl Fredrik Hill: Drawings 1883-1911. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

DRAWING:

Lund, Sweden 1883-1911:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: "Landskab med palmerog stejle bjerge, u.å.. Farvekridt på papir., 22,5 x 36,5

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Landskab med palmer og stejle bjerge”, u.å.. Farvekridt på papir., 22,5 x 36,5 cm. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

DRAWING,

Lund, Sweden 1883-1911:

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: "Vandfald med to hjorte, u.å.. Farvekridt på papir, 21 x 17 cm. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Vandfald med to hjorte”, u.å.. Farvekridt på papir, 21 x 17 cm. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

DRAWING:

Lund, Sweden 1883-1911.

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: "Gran ved vandfald", u.å. Farvekridt på papir, 36,5 x 22,7 cm. Malmø Kunstmuseum. Photo

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Gran ved vandfald”, u.å.(1883-1911). Farvekridt på papir, 36,5 x 22,7 cm. Malmø Konstmuseum. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

DRAWING:

Lund, Sweden 1883-1911.

 

Carl Fredrik Hill: "Brølende hjort, u.å. Farvekridt på papir, 36,7 x 22,6 cm. Malmø Kunstmuseum. Photo 27. november 2015 by erik K Abrahamsen.

Carl Fredrik Hill: “Brølende hjort”, u.å. (1883-1911). Farvekridt på papir, 36,7 x 22,6 cm. Malmø Konstmuseum. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

INTRODUCTION:

Carl Fredrik Hill exhibition Nivaagaard Malerisamling 4. oktober 2015 – 31. januar 2016 nivaagaard.dk:

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k Hill exhibition

Carl Fredrik Hill exhibition Nivaagaard Malerisamling. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Artistic expressions as music, painting, theater, dance and film creates all kinds of feelings as joy, sadness, happiness, love, loneliness, despair, fellowship and humour in my  body, soul and spirit.

Some artists have such a variety and depths in their artistic expressions, that all my senses become activated with all the above feelings. 

This is what happened  in my entire body, soul and spirit, when I experienced Carl Fredrik Hills 40 paintings and 47 drawings in this exhibition.

It was a heartbreaking experience – so sensitive in his artistic expressions of love, loneliness, despair, anger and frustration.

Sad to know that Carl Fredrik Hill only had 28 years out of his 61 years, where he had focus, energy, reflections and understanding of his own personality with healthy intellectual, will and feelings.

Sad to know that he had a mental breakdown in january 1878 with paranoia and sight- and sounds hallucinations and was hospitalized in the next 5 years between 1878-83.

 

Thanks to all involved in this magnificent exhibition!

– Hill connu???

HILL, HILL, HILL, HILL – YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!

 

Carl Fredrik Hill:

Carl Fredrik Hill 1849-1911. At right up: “Hill connu???”, u.å. (1883-1911). Farvekridt på papir, 21 x 34 cm. Malmø Konstmuseum. Right down: “Hill,Hill,Hill”, u.å. (1883-1911). Farvekridt på papir, 21 x 34 cm. Malmø Konstmuseum. At left: “Roskilde Domkirke og Sct Hans Hospital”, u.å. Blæk og farvekridt, 24,5 x 32 cm. Christian Vind. Photo 27. november 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

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Source:

Carl Fredrik Hill, Sveriges store landskabsmaler. Udgivet i forbindelse med udstillingen Nivaagaards Malerisamling 4. oktober 2015 – 31. januar 2016.

 

Copyright  text and photos  Erik K Abrahamsen 2015

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Melby, North Sealand, Denmark the 30. november 2015

 

Best greetings

Erik

Erik Kristian Abrahamsen, born 4. august 1945 in Skagen, Denmark.

1 Comment

  1. En så fantastisk upplevelse detta var! Tänk att få lära sig så mycket om Hill innan man ser utställningen! Detta är ju ett så genialiskt grepp att det borde uppmärksammas av museer världen över!

    Ser fram emot att komma till Nivaagaard tisd 8/12 med denna förförståelse!

    Med vänlig hälsning Helene Malmgren