Egill Jacobsen

Denmark

Artist biography

Egill Jacobsen is a visual artist, who was born and brought up in Denmark, like other famous artists such as Giuseppe Portulano, Lars Bo, Patrick Koster, Fie Johansen, and Viera Collaro.

Exhibitions

Egill Jacobsen is at the moment exhibiting at Galerie Moderne Silkeborg in Denmark with the exhibition Easter exhibition 2020 (14 March 2020 - 02 May 2020). Egill Jacobsen's work has also been exhibited during the Summer exhibition 2019 exhibition at Galerie Moderne Silkeborg in Denmark (23 June 2019 - 16 August 2019).

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been very influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, that borders its southern frontiers. This responsiveness is often combined 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 originated a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Noted for his melancholic and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite depictions of light and shadow in modest, 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. Established in 1949, CoBrA's vivid colours and lively 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.

Egill Jacobsen

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