Monday, January 28, 2013

Scandinavian Art

One of the things I love about Pinterest is discovering new artists (new to me, that is). I came across an extremely unique calder-esque carved wood & bone necklace and had to find out more about the artist. It was by Swedish jewelry designer Torun Bülow-Hübe circa 1950. While researching Torun, I found many other fantastic Scandinavian artists. This painting in particular by Danish artist Henning Gjedde struck me. The colors: a stunning combination of coral, pinks, black & white. The shapes: abstract, geometric, simple forms. The composition: collage-like bold but light-weight elements in a purposeful simplified chaos.

re-pin this: Henning Gjedde, 1958

re-pin this: Torun Bülow-Hübe, Sweden. Early 1950's