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Dive Into the Art of Sculpture: The Gods are Recreated at Frederiksborg Castle

The Greek gods are being recreated at Frederiksborg Castle. Experience the exhibition with Saturn, the first sculpture from the marble gallery at the National Museum of History, which has been re-carved. Also, see the original sculptures from the 17th century and learn about how sculptors work.


Experience the first new-old sculpture

Above the entrance to the National Museum of History at Frederiksborg, seven impressive sculptures from Greek mythology stand. Or, more precisely: stood. The sculptures in the so-called marble gallery are currently being re-carved.

Now you can experience the first completed sculpture (Saturn) in an exhibition that focuses on the history of the marble gallery and sculpture art in general.

Read more about the exhibition at Frederiksborg Castle

How is a marble sculpture made?

In the exhibition, you can, among other things, see the original sculptures that were carved in the 17th century. You can also see some of the restorations that have been attempted over time.

Furthermore, you can learn about how a marble sculpture is created: What tools does the sculptor use, and how do they transfer a sketch in plaster to the finished sculpture in marble?

Visit the National Museum of History at Frederiksborg

The greatest sculptor of the 17th century

It was Christian IV who commissioned the marble sculptures to adorn the entrance to the royal castle. He had them carved by the Dutch sculptor Hendrick de Keyser, known for his skill and artistic grace.

The sculptures each depict a figure from Greek mythology and symbolise the virtues and stories the king wished to be associated with.