Michael Berkhemer is a modern artist, who was born in Denmark - other established artists such as Mads Lindberg, Siri Gindesgaard, Nicola cendamo, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Patty Gaddum were also born in Denmark.
Michael Berkhemer in private collections
On Artland, Mette Samkalden includes works by Michael Berkhemer, but also others by Thomas Flechtner, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Shahnaz Aghayeva, 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, that borders its southern limits. 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 an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Renowned for his wistful and extremely scarce interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal depictions of light and shadow in simple, 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 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.
- Galleries Representing this Artist