Bjørn Nørgaard’s sketches for the Queen’s tapestries
Take a visual journey through Danish history with the exhibition of visual artist Bjørn Nørgaard’s in 17 colorful and sensational 1: 1 sketches for the Queen’s tapestries at Christiansborg Palace. Nørgaard’s work visualises 1000 years of Danish history in vivid colours and descriptive tableaus. The queen received the tapestries as a gift from the Danish business community for her 50th birthday in 1990.
The sketches at KØS represents the last and final process for the comprehensive project that was 10 years in the making and required between 30 to 50 weavers. The sketches served as models for the weavers who executed the tapestries.