Sonja Ferlov Mancoba

1911 · Denmark

Artist biography

Sonja Ferlov Mancoba is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Denmark. Sonja Ferlov Mancoba was born in 1911. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Carl-Henning Pedersen and Asger Jorn.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sonja Ferlov Mancoba's work is available for viewing at Galerie Mikael Andersen located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Sonja Ferlov Mancoba's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Mikael Andersen in Copenhagen (01 December 2017 until 13 January 2018) with the exhibition 1000 Sterne. Sonja Ferlov Mancoba's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Ex cathedra, which took place at Galleri Tom Christoffersen in Copenhagen, Denmark (23 November 2017 - 23 December 2017).

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been very 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 produced a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Renowned for his melancholic and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal 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. 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.

Further Biographical Context for Sonja Ferlov Mancoba

Born in 1911, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s foremost political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. The era took a sinister turn with the beginning of National Socialism in Germany, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The decade would conclude in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social uproar that preoccupied not only artists, but large swathes of the global population.

Sonja Ferlov Mancoba

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