Erik Heide

Denmark

Artist biography

Erik Heide is a modern visual artist, who originates from Denmark, like other renowned artists such as Lasse Schmidt Hansen, Anne Juul Christophersen, Bodil Nielsen, Amalie Fabech, and Tine Rasmussen.

Erik Heide 's exhibition

Erik Heide 's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Solo Exhibition at Galleri Profilen in Aarhus, Denmark. The exhibition was open from 25 October 2018 until 29 November 2018.

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 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 melancholic and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal depictions of light and shadow in modest, elegant 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 vivid 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.

Erik Heide

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