The mosaic friezes at Sankt. Anne The gold on the wall

The mosaic friezes at Sankt. Anne
Other | Monday d. 19. Jul. - Sunday d. 25. Jul. 2021 | Odense | Price: 0 Kr. | Written by: Anders Skovgaard | Translated by: Laura Malahovska

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The mosaic friezes on the doctor's office. There is perhaps not much more interesting to write about the gold on Sankt Anna Plads than anything else in Odense. I don't even know if I like it, but I can’t escape a fascination with it anyway. It’s very attention-grabbing once one has discovered it. I think it took a couple of years before I looked up, but since then I have not seen anything else when I cycled past.

Quite simply, it just says SYGEKASSEN ODENSE and the figures represent doctors, nurses who are doing their deed to treat those who need help. The bottom picture seems to represent birth and the top is a little more indistinct for me.

The mosaic friezes are made by the painter Grethe Jacobsen (1912-91), who was the daughter of the architect Holger Jacobsen, who designed the building itself. Odense Sygekasse was founded back in 1917 by Justice Marius Sørensen and the building itself was started in 1947. I haven't been able to find much more about Grethe Jacobsen, apart from some smaller paintings, so maybe there is no more to write about that case or she is yet another of the many female artists who have not been given much space in posterity. I can see in some old pictures that the motifs have changed, but maybe I just have not looked properly ... Maybe some of you out there who know something more and can share it with us? Otherwise, we always have the friezes at Sankt Anne Plads!

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Written by Anders Skovgaard

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