Bjørn Wiinblad, sketch for tapestry, gouache on paper, c. 1970-73
Elegant doodles, crisp, slender lines, bright colours and buxom shapes. Most Danes are familiar with Bjørn Wiinblad’s fairytale faces and characteristic ornamentation from his popular plates and fabulous illustrations in the One Thousand and One Nights. But his art is no longer just a distant memory from the average Danish dining room: Today the interest in Wiinblad’s distinctive strokes with their oriental inspiration is experiencing an almost explosive growth. Wiinblad is enjoying a revival.
ARKEN presents a wide-ranging exhibition of Bjørn Wiinblad’s fabulous art, spanning ceramics, porcelain, posters, illustrations, sculptures, scenography, costumes and more.The exhibition’s extensive presentation of Wiinblad’s work depicts a nuanced picture of his artistic development, sources of inspiration and his unique sense of craftsmanship, layout and design.
Wiinblad’s expression is the epitome of zest for life, boldness and optimism and his works and design are not just popular in Denmark.Wiinblad is also known internationally, in Germany, America, the Middle East and Asia and the exhibition also highlights his international breakthrough.
ARKEN - Bjørn Wiinblad - 13.06.2015 - 17.01.2016
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