Nymindegab - the original Skagen | The nature by the North Sea
Nymindegab - the Original Skagen

Nymindegab - the Original Skagen

The West Jutland nature with its sea and fjord attracted many painters as well as other artists who came here for the special light, the deserted and remote fishing communities, and for the people who lived there.

In the years around the early 20th century, the area by Nymindegab was regarded as more exotic than Italy and it was only accessible through a sanded track. Western Jutland was generally considered a distant and impassable area, which attracted a lot of artists. One of them was Laurits Tuxen, also known as one of the Skagen painters, who portrayed local people working. In this way Laurits Tuxen opened up the eyes of the Danes living in Eastern Denmark to the magnificence of Ringkøbing Fjord and the West Coast. He brought several friends and students with him who each depicted the life and scenery by Nymindegab in their own way.

Also Funen painter Johannes Larsen found great inspiration in Western Jutland and created paintings with motifs from, for instance, Filsø where he hunted. In Nymindegab Museum you will find a permanent exhibition with paintings by Laurits Tuxen and Johannes Larsen. The paintings are placed in the culture-historical exhibition which gives an interesting insight into the life between sea and fjord during the time Tuxen and Larsen were in Nymindegab.

Today the special light and the stunning sky still encourage artists to find motifs and capture the supreme moments in the nature between sea and fjord. In the area around Ringkøbing Fjord you will find several small and large galleries where local and visiting artists are displaying their works.

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Nymindegab Museum

Nymindegab Museum

In Nymindegab Museum's exhibition you can see how people at the North Sea's coast lived, worked, traded, and hunted a century ago