Gerda Wegener

Denmark

Artist biography

Gerda Wegener is a modern visual artist, who was born in Denmark - other established artists such as Vilhelm Hammershøi, Bornbest, Rasmus Højfeldt , Tove Anderberg, and Christopher Holm-Hansen were also born in Denmark.

Gerda Wegener in private collections

On Artland Gerda Wegener 's art can be found in the following collection: The Løfberg Noack Collection which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Jesús Herrera Martínez, and Sarah Derat.

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 sensibility 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. Renowned for his wistful and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal representations of light and shadow in modest, dignified interiors, most often his own residence. In the later twentieth century, Denmark was a significant 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 prominent modern and Danish artists include Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Danh Vō, Sergej Jensen and Tal R.

Gerda Wegener

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