Stig Tøfting

Stig Tøfting, former professional football player

Although I have lived in Aarhus all my life, I have actually never been to ARoS before.

Vilhelm Kyhn: View of Vejle Fjord, 1862.

"Isn’t that cool? So many details. I like this picture! Lots of life. Look, there are sheep and a couple of cows and a dog. But where’s the dog’s owner, and isn’t that dog a bit small? Someone’s sailing away in a rowboat. And there are lots of boats on the water. You just keep discovering new things. Like when we stood in front of Asger Jorn’s paintings just now. The faces just kept coming. That’s damn funny. It took me by surprise, you know. Is this Munkebjerg near Vejle?

Finding joy in nature comes with age. I think you start to appreciate peace and quiet in a different way. I spend a lot of time in Copenhagen, but I love coming back home to Aarhus. There’s a different pace in Aarhus. Nature is closer at hand. Although I have lived in Aarhus all my life, I have actually never been to ARoS before."

The work is on display at level 8.

Photo: Casper Christoffersen/Ritzau Scanpix.

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