Preben Hornung

Denmark

Artist biography

Preben Hornung is a visual artist, who originates from Denmark, like other famous artists such as Hans Chr. Hoier , Ruth Campau, Fares Ibrahim Nashashibi, Peter Max, and E.B. Itso.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Preben Hornung is represented and exhibited by Galleri Profilen in Aarhus, Denmark. Preben Hornung 's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Winter 2020 at Galleri Profilen in Aarhus, Denmark. The exhibition was open from 10 February 2020 until 19 March 2020.

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 mixed 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 produced a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Acclaimed for his melancholic and extremely scarce 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 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. Founded in 1949, CoBrA's bright 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.

Preben Hornung

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