Allan Bestle

Denmark

Artist biography

Allan Bestle is a visual artist, who originates from Denmark, like other celebrated artists such as Kim jung gi, Hanne Nielsen & Birgit Johnsen, Jesper Lyager, Maria Koshenkova, and Ganbaatar Choimbol.

Allan Bestle's Gallery representation

Allan Bestle is represented by Galleri Oxholm located in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Allan Bestle in private collections

On Artland, Allan Bestle's works can be seen in several Collections, including Rune Christensen and René Holm. These also feature works from other critically-acclaimed artists such as Hur Kyung-Ae, Rose Eken, and Michele Gabriele.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been rather influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, that borders its southern frontiers. This sensibility is often mixed with the Nordic attributes of restraint and melancholy in its arts. At the end of the nineteenth century, and in the earlier part of the twentieth, Denmark originated an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Acclaimed for his wistful and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite depictions of light and shadow in modest, dignified interiors, most often his own residence. In the later twentieth century, Denmark was a key country in the CoBrA movement of Expressionist painting, where the naming convention was derived from the cities of the founding members - the Co standing for Copenhagen on behalf of Danish artist Asger Jorn. Established in 1949, CoBrA's vivid colours and vibrant childlike figures became both a scandal and sensation. Other prominent modern and Danish artists include Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Danh Vō, Sergej Jensen and Tal R.

Allan Bestle

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