artist: Arne L. Hansen (Danish 1921-2009)
medium: oil on canvas
dimensions: 73 x 50 cm canvas size / 75 x 52 cm framed
signed and dated 61 / also signed and dated on verso
presented in a new hand finished timber frame
** Examples of paintings by Arne L Hansen from the early 1960s shown in France & Søn furniture advertisements from the Danish magazine 'Mobilia'. Hansen's paintings were shown alongside some of the finest Danish Modern furniture in an ad campaign run in the early 1960s - they also appeared at the same time in France & Søn ads win British 'House and Garden' magazine.
AU $3950 (approx US $2820 / 2395 EUROS / 298,500 yen / 2155 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)
Arne Lundsteen Hansen born in Copenhagen on 9th March 1921, was a Danish painter, printer maker and ceramicist.
Danish art critic Anne Lie Stokbro writes of Hansen:
"From a naturalistic point of view, he developed an increasingly abstract design language, motivically inspired by places as diverse as the area around Skagen, where he has had summer residences since the 1960s, and the heavy iron industry at B&W and Stålvalseværket, inspirations that hold to this day. In the landscapes that, despite the abstraction, tangibly reproduce nature, the branch is minimised to a single point on the horizon line, around which heaven and earth end. The low farms around Råbjerg Mile are also transformed into schematic, almost concrete patterns on the image surface. The lines in the machines of large-scale industry, the red-hot irons and the moulds Hansen depicted in paintings from the 1960s onwards. In the contrast between the black of the machines and the red-hot iron, you get a sense of the atmosphere of the big companies. From around 1958, Hansen has been working with ceramics alongside his painting. At Kähler's ceramic workshop in Næstved, he thus performed a number of decorating tasks and reliefs in the years after 1958, including the relief series ‘Hilsen til årets onsdage’. The reliefs depict observations of the light and weather of the seasons, made every Wednesday for an entire year. The observations were translated into an abstract design language and executed in glazed stoneware. Over the years, Hansen’s style has been refined, sometimes bordering on the ascetic, which is expressed in both paintings and decorative projects. The decorations are often colour combinations or wall decorations, where he uses the same design language as in his painting."
Hansen passed away 3 August 2009, aged 87.