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VIBEKE ALFELT

(Danish, 1934-1999)

THE BLUE HOUR, 1983

Oil on Canvas

35½ x 39½ Inches

Monogrammed Lower Right "V.A."

Additionally Signed Verso, Dated and Titled "Den Blå Time" (The Blue Hour)

 

This notable painter and graphic artist was the eldest daughter of the Danish Modernists Carl-Henning Pedersen and Else Alfelt, with whom she studied from an early age. Like her parents, Vibeke Alfelt was deeply involved with the Danish avant-garde COBRA movement and she also participated in the decoration of Bregnerødhytten (Cobra Ceiling) in 1949. Throughout her career, the figure of the horse took on an increasingly important symbolic importance and became the lyrical leitmotif which she employed as a formal means to promote the poetic unity of her oevre. Alfelt traveled abroad frequently to study including to Italy, Germany, France and elsewhere in Europe. She exhibited widely and with success and was the recipient of numerous medals, prizes and juried awards throughout her career, including at the Danish Royal Academy's Charlottenborg Art Gallery. Vibeke Alfelt has works in public state and private collections, including at Sophienholm.

 

Reference:

Weilbach, Dansk Kunstnerleksikon; Davenport’s Art Reference and Price Guide 2009/10 Edition, LTB Gordonsart, Inc.  2008, p 64; Virtus Damage in: Art 1, 11th Century, Sep 1963, 3-6; same: 70's artists, 1966, 69-73, 101; Pierre Lübecker in: The Power of Fantasy, the City Hall of the City and the Bible. 1974; Knud Meister: Sketch of an artist-married couple, 1979; Ulla Holst: 30 female da. Graphics, 1982; et al.

 

Exhibitions:

KE 1951-58, 1960; Art 1954, Art 1955, Charlottenborg; Open 1963; A glowing generation, Sveagal., Sth. 1968; Danm.ark around, hiking. 1971 (s.s. Lars Åkirke); Pro 1973-83; Political Graphic Art Print, Art Industry. 1976; Aspects of Painting, Road Art Mouse. 1986; Female. Artist's Samf 1991. Separate exhibitions: Trefoldigheden, Kbh 1953-55; The Free Ext. Building every second year 1959-85; Art Unite for Maribo County, Stiftsmus. 1967; Lien Kunstcenter, 1967, 1969, 1976; Road Art Mouse. 1975; Steven's Mouse 1976; Helsinge Kunstforen 1984; Fåborg Art Society, 1984; Mad Knud Grothe, Kbh 1989th; et al.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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