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1960's Danish Oil Painting, Still Life, Eyvind Oleson (1907–1995)

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Image of 1960's  Danish Oil Painting, Still Life, Eyvind Oleson (1907–1995)
  • Image of 1960's  Danish Oil Painting, Still Life, Eyvind Oleson (1907–1995)
  • Image of 1960's  Danish Oil Painting, Still Life, Eyvind Oleson (1907–1995)
  • Image of 1960's  Danish Oil Painting, Still Life, Eyvind Oleson (1907–1995)

1960's Danish Oil Painting, Still Life, Eyvind Oleson 1907–1995

Bold and richly painted, juicy still life. A strong decorative painting from this well list Danish artist.

About the Artist

Education: Graduate in 1928. Theology student for 10 years. Self-taught fine artist. Scholarships and rewards: the Van Gogh in 1941.

Exhibitions: KE 1935, 1937, 1940, 1942-43, 1945.

The Royal Museum of Fine arts : Summer exhibition in 1941. North Fine Arts, Aarhus in 1941. The Independent, Den uafhængige, 1944-46. Kalundborg Fine Arts Association 1952. The Danish newspaper BT's sales exhibition in 1977.

Individual exhibitions: 1932, 1938, 1943, 1944, 1945 at the Hotel Postgarden. In Kalundborg, (Zealand), Denmark in 1949 and Gørlev, Denmark in 1950. In the Bank, Banken for Sorø og Omegn, in 1952.

Works: Hanedans (1935), Med skolen i skoven (1940, van Gogh), Landsbygade med to koner i forgrunden (linoleum carving for Helhesten 1941), Arstiderne (1941), Komposition med julenisse (1943), Golddigger(exhibited in 1943), Parti fra Roligheden?, Svallerup (1944), Ved Ledreborg (watercolour 1945), Vertikal Komposition (1945), Procession (1946) 2 mal.

Written work: Aaret, The Year, 1939.

Eyvind Olesen got his inspiration from van Gogh, this shows in pieces like the linoleum carving "Helhesten". This carving gives a typical illustration of the Danish Village life with a church, a mill, low houses with storks on the roofs and two women with their backs turned so the spectator can only guess that one of them must be the one carrying the eggs. This depicted little situation contains a lot of humour. Eyvind Olesen uses clear colours in the Ledreborg water-colour, which does not show one specific place the colours are almost too much dramatic with the strong green and yellow colours in the front at the meadow area and the dark blue in the background in the treetop area.

Background literature: Berlingske Tidende May 2nd, 1934 , April 18, 1936 . Helhesten 1941, 71, Nat. Tid. October 24, 1943

Original Frame
Ready to hang.

Size:
Frame: Width X Height
CM: 72 x 62
Inches: 28 1/2 x 24 1/2
Painting:
CM: 61 x 51
Inches: 24 x 20
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Provenance: Danish School, signed lower left
Condition: Very Good, frame commensurate with age.
Date: 1960's