On winter days...

On winter days, when the storm is howling, the rain is pouring down, and the greyness is just too unbearable, we like to spend an entire day at a museum. I have a soft spot for art museums, and I love telling the kids stories about the artists, and how they worked and thought. A favourite museum of ours, that we don't visit often enough since it's situated in Jutland, is Trapholt - Museum of Modern Art, Applied Art, Design and Architecture. I remember my first visits as a student of art history and especially the permanent Richard Mortensen exhibition. Richard Mortensen was a Danish mid-century painter, who developed a specific constructivist-abstract painting with influence from Zen Buddhism. This weekend we went there with the kids, and my heart was beating a bit extra in my chest as the girls chose to spend almost all of the time in the room dedicated to Richard Mortensen. If not in this way, how else should we spend those dark and cold winter days?

Lots of love, Inger Marie - finurlig.net