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ical decline resulting from Denmark’s being obliged to relinquish southern Jutland and the Duchies to
Germany in
However, quite unexpectedly, all the conditions for his enormous success broke down, and Bloch
was not to harvest its fruits. The young artists of the
’s rebelled against the authorities and
turned to France to seek new inspiration. The artistic ideals of the time were quickly transformed,
and about
the “Modern Breakthrough” in painting was a fact. Almost at once Bloch fell com-
pletely out of fashion, and it was of no avail that the staunchly conservative Academy appointed him
a professor in
. The pupils left the Academy for
Kunstnernes Frie Studieskoler
. Carl Bloch was
not forgotten, but became the object of hate as an outstanding representative of historicism in paint-
ing. A contributory factor was undoubtedly the use he made of intense artistic e
ects both in motif
and in colour. Nevertheless, Bloch had a large graphic oeuvre that still enjoyed respect.
         :
Julius Lange,
, Copenhagen
, p.
; Emil Hannover in: Karl Madsen (ed.),
Kunstens Historie i Danmark
, pp.
; Rikard Magnussen,
Carl Bloch
, Copenhagen
; Jørgen Sthyr,
Dansk gra
, Copenhagen
Marianne Marcussen in:
, Vol.
, Copenhagen
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