Olaf Rude

Denmark

Artist biography

Olaf Rude is a visual artist, who was born in Denmark, like other well-known artists such as Kaj Nyborg, Giuseppe Portulano, Pia Jensen, Sophie Dupont, and Christian Vind.

Olaf Rude in private collections

It is the collector Henrik Linnemann, who is in possession of artwork by Olaf Rude at Artland. Henrik Linnemann also has works by other artists including Sarah Derat, Choi Jun Kun, and Douglas Mandry.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been rather influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, which borders its southern limits. This sensibility is often combined with the Nordic traits of restraint and melancholy in its arts. Towards 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 wistful and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite representations of light and shadow in simple, dignified 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 bright colours and vibrant 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.

Olaf Rude

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