Christian Albrecht Jensen

Christian Albrecht Jensen was a Danish portrait painter, active during the Golden Age of Danish Painting in the first half of the 19th century. Painting more than 400 portraits over the course of his career, he depicted most of the leading figures of the Danish Golden Age, including the writer Hans Christian Andersen, the painter Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, the physicist Hans Christian Ørsted and the theologian N. F. S. Grundtvig. Although Jensen experienced considerable commercial success, he received little official appreciation from the artistic establishment of his day. In particular, the art historian and critic Niels Lauritz Høyen criticized his style, finding his paintings'unfinished'. Jensen was born at Bredstedt in Nordfriesland. From 1810 to 1816, he attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen where he studied under Christian August Lorentzen. From 1817 to 1818, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden. In 1818, he traveled to Rome by way of Vienna, Venice and Florence.

When he arrived, he joined the large colony of Danish-German artists' who lived in the city at the time and met the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. During his years in Rome, Jensen painted small, informal portraits of many of his fellow artists, including the writer Bernhard Severin Ingemann who visited Rome from 1818 to 1819, the sculptor Hermann Ernst Freund, Thorvaldsen's closest associate from 1818 to 1828. After leaving Rome, he made an unsuccessful attempt to establish himself as a portrait painter in Hamburg. Back in Copenhagen in the winter of 1822/23, the portrait scene was dominated by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg's sober, Neoclassical style, yet Jensen's more psychological portraits won immediate popularity. Up through the 1820s, he portrayed a large number of prominent members of Danish society but in spite of his commercial success he received little appreciation from art critics or from the establishment at the Academy and when a professorial chair became vacant after Christian August Lorentzen died in 1828 he was passed by.

After 1830, commissions dwindled and he experienced financial difficulties. In response, he started collaborating with the historical collections at Frederiksborg Castle, painting both copies of older pictures and originals; this led to a controversy with Niels Lauritz Høyen, an influential art historian and critic who, from the beginning, had been critical of his style, finding his pictures'unfinished'. From 1837, he looked to other countries for customers. By the Pulkovo Observatory, which opened near Saint Petersburg, he was commissioned to paint 11 portraits of leading international scientists, his painting of Carl Friedrich Gauss from that series remains the most famous portrait of the mathematician. Other portrayed scientists included the astronomer Wilhelm von Struve; the 1840s brought a further decline in orders, prompted by his political views which were not in line with the nationalist tendencies at the time as well as by continued criticism from Høyen. After completing more than 400 portraits, he stopped painting.

His last two works, portraits of Andreas Christian Krog and the theologian Andreas Gottlob Rudelbach, are considered to be among his best. For the remainder of his life, he worked as an assistant at the Royal Print Collection and as a conservator, supplementing his income by selling paintings from his large art collection. Art of Denmark List of Danish painters


Kiiwetinoong is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada which elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. This riding was created prior to the 42nd Ontario general election from the northern portion of Kenora—Rainy River on the advice of the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission in 2017; the Legislative Assembly of Ontario approved the new riding on October 24, 2017. Kiiwetinoong is 68 percent Indigenous, the only riding in Ontario with a majority Indigenous population; the riding name means "North" in Ojibwe. Unlike most Ontario provincial districts, Kiiwetinoong does not have the same boundaries as a federal district; as well, the riding, with a population of 32,987, is smaller than the average Ontario district or the average Northern Ontario district. Josh Dehaas, a National Post columnist, has criticized the new riding as violating the principle of representation by population. Map of riding for 2018 election

Ministry of Popular Culture

The Ministry of Popular Culture was a ministry of the Italian government from 1937 to 1944. It was established by the Fascist government in 1922 as the Press Office of the Presidency of the Council, before being renamed to Press Office of the Head of Government in 1925. In 1934 it became the Secretariat for Propaganda, it became a ministry in 1935 and was given its definitive designation in 1937. During its existence, it controlled most of the literary and radio channels in Italy, it was the Italian analogue of the German Reich Ministry of Propaganda. The Ministry famously outlawed the importation and translation of all American comic books, with the lone exception of Mickey Mouse, in 1938; the Ministry was suppressed by the Kingdom of Italy on July 3, 1944, having remained vacant since the overthrow of Benito Mussolini in the 25 Luglio coup a year earlier. During the Italian Social Republic, Mussolini revived the Ministry of Popular Culture and appointed Ferdinando Mezzasoma as its head. Censorship in Italy Reichs Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda