Alma Ulrikke Bille Stræde
1993 · Denmark
Alma Ulrikke Bille Stræde is an emerging contemporary artist, who originates from Denmark, like other artists such as Bjørn Ignatius Øckenholt , Ole Kortzau, Rikke Villadsen, Thorgej Steen Hansen, and Henrik Olesen. Alma Ulrikke Bille Stræde was born in 1993.
Alma Ulrikke Bille Stræde's exhibition
Alma Ulrikke Bille Stræde in private collections
Historical Context of Denmark
As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been very influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, which borders its southern frontiers. This responsiveness is often mixed with the Nordic traits of restraint and melancholy in its arts. At the end of the nineteenth century, and in the earlier part of the twentieth, Denmark produced a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Noted for his melancholic and extremely scarce interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal depictions of light and shadow in simple, elegant 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. Founded in 1949, CoBrA's vivid colours and lively 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.