Anja Altenburg


Artist biography

Anja Altenburg is a modern visual artist, who originates from Denmark, like other famous artists such as Birgit Bjerre, Eli Benveniste, Maria Permin, I D, and Alice Karup Kops.

Anja Altenburg's exhibition

Anja Altenburg most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at KIRK Gallery in Aalborg with the exhibition ON THE MOVE. The exhibition was open from 22 March 2018 until 30 May 2018.

Anja Altenburg in private collections

On Artland, Rune Christensen includes works by Anja Altenburg, but also others by Shahnaz Aghayeva, Won Sou-Yeol, and Huskmitnavn, critically acclaimed artists and prominent figures of the Art World.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been rather influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, which borders its southern frontiers. This responsiveness is often combined 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 a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Acclaimed for his wistful and extremely scarce interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal depictions of light and shadow in modest, dignified interiors, most often his own residence. In the later twentieth century, Denmark was a major 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 bright 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.

Anja Altenburg

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