The landscape as a motif
Fully refreshed, you can continue on your way out into the hills of Svanninge Bakker. Follow the signposted paths through the area for an excellent introduction to this dramatic landscape.
The hills of Svanninge Bakker and Svanninge Bjerge are known collectively as ‘The Fyn Alps’ and provide the opportunity to experience one of the most distinctive landscapes in Denmark. Carved out during the last ice age, it fascinated the South-Fyn Painters, and it still thrills the numerous nature lovers who come here to admire the extraordinary scenery.
Svanninge Bakker and Svanninge Bjerge are of great significance from the perspective of natural history, and are well worth a closer look in and of themselves. They form an area of countryside that is undergoing a major change, with stretches of woodland progressively being converted back into original common land, ponds and bogs. The intention is to boost the varied and fascinating flora and fauna that live here.
It is no great surprise that the artists were enchanted by this natural drama and repeatedly drew inspiration from its motifs and atmosphere in their works.
In the mood for more art?
Are you up for more hiking and art? Then get ready to meet a number of contemporary Fyn artists. Here are some of the artists you can visit at their galleries and studios in and around Faaborg. If you have done enough hiking for one day, you can drive out to see them instead:
Tilde Louise Carlsen, Artist
Tilde Louise Carlsen lives on South Fyn, close to the Archipelago Trail and the sea. She is more than happy to welcome visitors to her studio. To make an appointment, contact KKArt on +45 6617 9758, www.tildeart.dk
Ulf Nielsen, Ceramic Artist
Ulf Nielsen is based in the heart of the old part of Faaborg. You can drop by his shop at Bøjestræde 7 or call to arrange a visit on +45 2568 3653, www.ulfnielsen.dk
Else and Jørgen Hinke, Painters
These artists open their studio from 11.00 through 17.00 on the last Sunday of each month or by arrangement, call +45 2332 7440. You can also find their details under Kunst (Art) at http://www.ferie-sydfyn.dk
For details of other artists, see Kunstportalen for Fyn (The Art Portal for Fyn) at www.kunstportalfyn.dk