France effort 2018-2020
The International Culture Panel (ICP) is launching a focused effort in France, in order for the good relations between our two countries to be cemented and expanded. Creating new opportunities for exchange, cooperation and mutual inspiration between the two countries, benefitting the Danish cultural scene.
France is a cultural beacon
Throughout the centuries the cultural ties between France and Denmark have been strong. French influence on European art history is overwhelming. One needs only to think of painters like Paul Cézanne, Edouard Manet or Claude Monet. Authors such as Victor Hugo, Marcel Proust and Albert Camus. All giants within the arts, who have defined what we today think of as our common European cultural heritage.
Push for Danish art
Although Denmark, in regards to size and population, is far smaller than France, the Danish have added significantly to European art history. In particular Denmark has produced painters and sculptors of the highest order.