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HELGE NIELSEN

(Danish, 1893-1980)

STILL LIFE OF WILD FLOWERS, 1939

Oil on Canvas

35 x 30 Inches

Signed Lower Left "Helge Nielsen"

Dated Lower Left

 

Helge Nielsen first studied under Julius Paulsen at the Copenhagen Art Academy from 1914-16. Nielsen initially painted in Paulsen's moody and Impressionist, naturalist style but, after his first visit to Paris (1920) he was influenced by the Romantics, particularly the saturated and theatrical palette of Delacroix. Subsequently, he absorbed all the lessons of Modernism but used them sparingly and according to his own rigorous aesthetic principles which, finally, remained grounded in the principles of 19th-century Realism.

We are pleased to offer this large and vibrant work dating to the artist's middle period.

 

References:

Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Kunstler, Vollmer Supplement, Vol. 6, p. 304; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2007/8 Edition, p.1899; et al.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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