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The Lobby Frieze

Rasmus Larsen1921

The Danish Parliament

The Danish Parliament

The frieze below the portrait of former Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen shows sheep, goats, and young cattle bleating, chewing the cud, and defacating. This very likely reflects the artist’s attitudes towards the Landsting, i.e. the Upper Chamber, and it’s conservative role as protector of the status quo in relation to the Folketing. Author: Jens Chr. Jacobsen. Photographer: Torben Eskerod.

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  • Title: The Lobby Frieze
  • Creator: Rasmus Larsen
  • Date: 1921
  • Physical Dimensions: w268 metre
  • Original Title: Frisen i Vandrehallen
  • Danish Description: Poul Nyrup Rasmussens portræt hænger i dag der, hvor Landstingets tavle over udvalgsmøder hang før 1953. I frisen neden under ser man får, geder og ungkreaturer, som bræger, tygger drøv, gylper og skider. Mon ikke det er kunstnerens slet skjulte holdning til Landstingets (andetkammerets) konservative og samfundsbevarende funktioner i forhold til Folketinget. Forfatter: Jens Chr. Jacobsen. Fotograf: Torben Eskerod.
  • Provenance: © Rasmus Larsen/billedkunst.dk
  • Type: Frieze

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