Project Description

  • Untitled
  • Trine Søndergaard
  • year: 2020
  • edition 3: 150 x 150 cm / edition 5: 110 x 110 cm / 60 x 60 cm
  • archival pigment print

The series Untitled portrays older women seen from behind or in profile. The women are photographed in Thorvaldsens Museum – a museum showing the marbel sculptures of the world famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. In the portraits greying hair replaces white marble. Women around Søndergaard’s age or older pose in their own clothes, like time-bound sculptures with facial lines and fading hair colour. Even though art history is full of female portraits, the women in Søndergaard’s works are a frequently invisible age group. In the past women did not often hold public positions and were portrayed far less often as a result, especially once they had lost the blush of youth.

The series Untitled was made for the exhibition Face to Face | Thorvaldsen & Portraiture at Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen. The exhibition was a part of the celebration of Bertel Thorvaldsens 250th birthday in 2020.

Installation shots from Thorvaldsens Museum

  • Untitled
  • Trine Søndergaard
  • year: 2020
  • edition 3: 150 x 150 cm / edition 5: 110 x 110 cm / 60 x 60 cm
  • archival pigment print

The series Untitled portrays older women seen from behind or in profile. The women are photographed in Thorvaldsens Museum – a museum showing the marbel sculptures of the world famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. In the portraits greying hair replaces white marble. Women around Søndergaard’s age or older pose in their own clothes, like time-bound sculptures with facial lines and fading hair colour. Even though art history is full of female portraits, the women in Søndergaard’s works are a frequently invisible age group. In the past women did not often hold public positions and were portrayed far less often as a result, especially once they had lost the blush of youth.

The series Untitled was made for the exhibition Face to Face | Thorvaldsen & Portraiture at Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen. The exhibition was a part of the celebration of Bertel Thorvaldsens 250th birthday in 2020.