Birgitte Støvring

Denmark

Artist biography

Birgitte Støvring is an artist, who was born in Denmark, like other celebrated artists such as Carl-Henning Pedersen, Koch, Eva, Ulla Ystehede, Tussefar, and Nyberg.

Birgitte Støvring in private collections

It is the collector Henning Schultz, who is in possession of artwork by Birgitte Støvring at Artland. Henning Schultz also has works by other artists including Qafar Rzayev, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Paul Cupido.

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 limits. 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 produced a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Renowned for his melancholic and extremely scarce interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal representations of light and shadow in simple, 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. Founded in 1949, CoBrA's bright colours and vibrant childlike figures became both a scandal and sensation. Other critically acclaimed modern and Danish artists include Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Danh Vō, Sergej Jensen and Tal R.

Birgitte Støvring

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