Danish landscape painter decorates nursing home

Nursing homes can often be a sad experience. But not this particular nursing home in the Danish city of Aarhus, where colorful stripes run in the corridors and around corners. The Danish landscape painter Søren Martinsen has made a total decoration of the nursing home.

What a good idea this is, and well thought to give each area of the nursing home its own landscape theme, in this way, the paintings can also serve as guideposts for people with dementia. I’ve mentioned this before, it’s a win-win for both artists and nursing homes, hospitals and any other buildings, used for care and health care: Artists get a showcase, and users of the premises have beautiful and invigorating art to look at. Let’s have more of this!

See pictures and, if you’re Danish speaking, read more here.

By Kirsten Bukager

I am a Danish writer and visual artist. After several years in The Netherlands, I am back in my home country. M.Sc. in International Business Administration and Modern Languages fra Copenhagen Business School, Communication and Online Journalism studies at Webster University and London School of Journalism. Bachelor in Education. I have worked with communications and marketing for many years, and recently changed path to teaching (Danish language, Art, Social Studies). I have always had a creative mind and filled many drawing blocks and canvases. I write for pleasure. Most of my stories are about places and people I encounter on journeys around the world. I have an eye for cultural and social subtleties, and I am especially interested in travel and the arts. Drop me a line if you are interested in my art, my teaching, or if you have a question or comment. And feel free to follow me on Instagram.