“Opus Tamaris no. 10 (Espace aplat avec formes sphaeriques)”, 1951

Richard Mortensen 1910-1993

“Opus Tamaris no. 10 (Espace aplat avec formes sphaeriques)”, 1951

Signed and dated on the reverse
Oil on canvas 130 x 97 cm

Galerie Denise Rene 1951-1952
Museum of modern art Rouen 1957
Galerie Börjeson, Malmø 1991

Jan Würtz Frandsen, “Richard Mortensen – Afklaringens år 1940-1958. Besættelse og rekonstruktion”, ill. in color p. 513 no. 586
Galerie Börjeson exhibition catalogue 1991 ill. in color

Year 1951
Artist Richard Mortensen 1910-1993
Price Price on request
Materials Oil on canvas
Height 130 cm
Width 97 cm

The story behind


The artist Richard Mortensen (1910-1993) expressed himself in painting and graphics. In 1933-34, he formed Linien together with Ejler Bille and Vilhelm Bjerke Petersen, who were instrumental in introducing surrealism in Denmark. In 1947 he traveled with the sculptor Robert Jacobsen to Paris, where they, at the Parisian Gallery Denise René, together with a number of other artists, revolved around a constructivist, abstract expression. The later works are i.a. inspired by Zen Buddhism. Mortensen is one of the most important Danish artists of the 20th century and has received several honors.

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