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Vejle Kunstmuseum
Vejle
Vejle
Museum of Art (Danish: Vejle
Vejle
Kunstmuseum) in the town centre of Vejle
Vejle
in southeastern Jutland, Denmark
Denmark
has Danish paintings and sculptures from classic modernism up until pre-COBRA on display. The museum is also home to a collection of Golden Age
Golden Age
paintings from the Vejle
Vejle
area as well as a collection of drawings, e.g. 50 etchings by Rembrandt.[1]Contents1 Collection 2 The building 3 Opening times 4 References 5 External linksCollection[edit] The museum was founded in 1899 when councillor Christian Eckardt donated approx. 2000 drawings
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Danish Language
Danish /ˈdeɪnɪʃ/ ( listen) (dansk pronounced [ˈdanˀsɡ] ( listen); dansk sprog, [ˈdanˀsɡ ˈsbʁɔwˀ]) is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in Denmark
Denmark
and in the region of Southern Schleswig
Southern Schleswig
in northern Germany, where it has minority language status.[3] Also, minor Danish-speaking communities are found in Norway, Sweden, Spain, the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina. Due to immigration and language shift in urban areas, around 15–20% of the population of Greenland
Greenland
speak Danish as their home language. Along with the other North Germanic languages, Danish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples
Germanic peoples
who lived in Scandinavia
Scandinavia
during the Viking Era
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Vejle
Vejle
Vejle
(Danish pronunciation: [ˈvɑjlə]) is a town in Denmark, in the southeast of the Jutland Peninsula
Jutland Peninsula
at the head of Vejle
Vejle
Fjord, where the Vejle River
Vejle River
and Grejs River
Grejs River
and their valleys converge. It is the site of the councils of Vejle Municipality
Vejle Municipality
(kommune) and the Region of Southern Denmark. The city itself has a population of 54,862 (as of 1 January 2016[update]),[1] making it the ninth largest city in Denmark
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Morten Stræde
Morten Stræde
Morten Stræde
(born 1956) is a Danish sculptor. He attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1978–1985 and later became a professor there (1994–2002).[2] Morten Stræde
Morten Stræde
had his breakthrough in the 1980s; in his art he uses both organic as well as geometric styles.[2] In 2011, he created three new urban spaces in the Nørrebro borough in Copenhagen.[3] Stræde was awarded the Premio Internazionale di scultura in 1999 and received the Eckersberg Medal in 2000.[2] He has also received the Thorvaldsen Medal. In its appraisal of Stræde's work, the academy noted his ability to assess the history of the place and the physical location where his public art is to be displayed
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Hans Christian Rylander
Hans Christian Rylander (born 1939) is a Danish painter, educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
from 1965-1969.[2] He uses an expressive and surreal style, in the 70's and 80's with a critical edge towards society.[2] Rylander has exhibited his works at the Randers Museum of Art, at Storstrøms Kunstmuseum, and at Vejle Museum of Art.[2] A major commission was the decoration in Christian IV's Supply Depot at Slotsholmen
Slotsholmen
in Copenhagen.[3] Rylander received the Eckersberg Medal in 1984.[2] References[edit]^ "Hans Christian Rylander". slugen.dk. Retrieved 3 February 2013.  ^ a b c d "Hans Christian Rylander". Den Store Danske. Gyldendal. Retrieved 3 February 2013.  ^ "Hans Christian Rylanders udsmykning af Provianthuset på Christiansborg". borgen.dk. Retrieved 3 February 2013. This article about a Danish painter is a stub
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Doris Bloom
Doris Bloom (born in Vereeniging, South Africa 1954) is a painter who also incorporates performance art into her work. She currently lives and works in Denmark.Contents1 Biography 2 Career 3 Works 4 Exhibitions 5 ReferencesBiography[edit] During 1972 she attended Johannesburg College of Art and later attended Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1976. She has achieved many grants such as Queen Ingrid's Great Roman Grant, Villiam H. Michaelsen's Grant, The State Art Council's Grant and many more. Career[edit] Throughout her career she has showcased exhibitions since 1977. For exhibitions she is known for doing solo acts as well as collaborations. Bloom is also known for performances during exhibitions, many of them involve her doing a performance in front of a finished work, but some also include her creating the artwork in front of viewers
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Merete Barker
Merete Barker (born 1944) is a Danish artist who uses sketches and photographs from her many travels as the basis for highly expressive paintings where it is often difficult to distinguish between nature and culture.[1] Career[edit] Educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
(1966-1973), she became a member of the Ny Abstraktion group in 1977 and in 1989 of Grønningen. Her abstract approach to recognizable subjects and themes combines the constructive with the expressive, often in minimalistic series of wood carvings and reliefs. From 1976, digital graphics became an important tool for Barker. At the end of the 1980s, nature's organic universe became an important concern
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Henry Heerup
Henry Heerup
Henry Heerup
(4 November 1907 – 30 May 1993) was a painter and sculptor born in Frederiksberg, Denmark. He studied painting under Axel Jørgensen and Einar Nielsen at the Royal Danish Academy of Art. He also studied sculpture there under Einar Utzon-Frank. He painted The Old Oak in Wolfvalley in 1924. This was his first oil painting. Henry Heerup
Henry Heerup
married Emilie Westh in 1933. During the 1930s he developed his trash sculptures. During the 1940s he became a member of Corner and Høst and exhibited with them. In 1949 he joined COBRA and participated in some of their exhibitions. He developed an international reputation exhibiting across Europe and North America. The film A Year with Henry was made by Jens Jørgen Thorsen and Jørgen Roos and premiered in 1967. Heerup was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog
Order of the Dannebrog
in 1968
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Robert Jacobsen
Robert Julius Tommy Jacobsen (4 June 1912 – 26 January 1993) was a Danish sculptor and painter. The Danish Robert award is named in his honor. Biography[edit]The sculpture Komposition in Eisen (composition in iron) located in front of the UNIQA building at Leopoldstadt, ViennaTørskind Man sculpture at the Tørskind Gravel Pit
Tørskind Gravel Pit
sculpture park.Jacobsen was born in Copenhagen. During World War II he worked with Danish modernist artists such as Asger Jorn, Carl-Henning Pedersen
Carl-Henning Pedersen
and Egill Jacobsen and participated in the circle around the journal Helhesten who later came to make up the COBRA-movement.[1] In this period he created massive stone sculptures that he called "fabeldyr" (fantastic animals). He traveled to France with his colleague Richard Mortensen and lived there from 1947-69
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Richard Mortensen
Richard Mortensen (born 23 October 1910 in Copenhagen, Denmark; died 6 January 1993 in Ejby, Denmark) was a Danish painter.[1] Mortensen studied between 1931 and 1932 at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen. Influenced by the works of Wassily Kandinsky, he developed an abstract style. In Copenhagen, Mortensen was joint founder of the "Linien" school of abstract painters.[2] In 1937, he undertook a study trip to Paris, where he met pioneers of surrealism, such as Roger Vitrac, Gala Éluard, Michel Leiris, Antonin Artaud, Raymond Queneau
Raymond Queneau
and André Masson. During the Second World War, Mortensen's works reflected the violence of Europe. He moved to Paris
Paris
in 1947, remaining there until 1964. Together with Robert Jacobsen, Mortensen became connected to the Galerie Denise René in Paris, which became famous for concrete art
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Ejler Bille
Ejler Bille (6 March 1910 – 1 May 2004) was a Danish artist. Born in Odder, Denmark, he studied at the Kunsthåndværkerskolen (Art and Craft School) in Copenhagen, with Bizzie Høyer 1930–1932 and the Royal Danish Academy of Art, 1933. He joined Linien in 1934, Corner in 1940 and CoBrA in 1949. He had concentrated on small sculptures, but moved into painting after joining CoBrA. In 1969 he was Guest Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Art. He was awarded the Eckersberg Medal in 1960 and the Thorvaldsen Medal in 1969. See also[edit]List of Danish paintersExternal links[edit] Ejler Bille at Schäfer Grafisk VærkstedAuthority controlWorldCat Identities VIAF: 69062681 LCCN: n91078527 ISNI: 0000 0001 0912 5924 GND: 119091755 SUDOC: 081096585 BNF: cb129800924 (data) ULAN: 500024889 RKD: 8427This article about a Danish painter is a stub
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Carl-Henning Pedersen
Carl-Henning Pedersen
Carl-Henning Pedersen
(23 September 1913 – 20 February 2007) was a Danish painter and a key member of the COBRA movement. He was known as the "Scandinavian Chagall", and was one of the leading Danish artists of the second half of the 20th century.Contents1 Biography 2 Literature 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Pedersen was born in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
and brought up in the poor area near Vigerslev Alle. He held radical political beliefs. He joined the International Folk High School in Elsinore
Elsinore
in 1933, where he met self-taught painter Else Alfelt. They married in 1934, and their first daughter, Vibeke Alfelt, was born later that year. Alfelt encouraged Pedersen to paint, and he first exhibited at the Artists' Autumn Exhibition (Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling) in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
in 1936, where he showed four abstract works
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Else Alfelt
Else Alfelt
Else Alfelt
(16 September 1910 – 9 August 1974) was a Danish artist who specialized in abstract paintings. She was one of two female members of the CoBrA movement. She was married to Carl-Henning Pedersen, another prominent CoBrA member.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Legacy 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Alfelt was born in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
to the parents Carl Valdemar Ahlefeldt (1882–1954) and Edith Alexandra Regine Julie Thomsen (1893–1938). She began to paint in an early age and remained self-taught as an artist. Career[edit] Ahlefeldt submitted her work to the annual Autumn Salon of Danish artists (Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling) from 1929, but her work was not accepted until 1936, when she exhibited two naturalistic portraits
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Asger Jorn
Asger Oluf Jorn (3 March 1914 – 1 May 1973) was a Danish painter, sculptor, ceramic artist, and author. He was a founding member of the avant-garde movement COBRA and the Situationist International. He was born in Vejrum, in the northwest corner of Jutland, Denmark, and baptized Asger Oluf Jørgensen. The largest collection of Asger Jorn's works—including his major work Stalingrad—can be seen in the Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark.Contents1 Early life 2 Early career 3 World War II 4 Post-war4.1 Situationist International 4.2 Later years5 Writing5.1 Luck and Chance: Dagger and Guitar (1952) 5.2 Internationale Situationniste (1957–1961) 5.3 Value and Economy 5.4 The Natural Order (1962) 5.5 Signes gravés sur les églises de l' Eure
Eure
et du Calvados
Calvados
(1964)6 See also 7 Notes 8 References 9 External linksEarly life[edit] He was the second oldest of six children, an elder brother to Jørgen Nash
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