Carl-Henning Pedersen: 100 Years

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Landscape with Red Mask, 1949 (Photo: Ralf T. Søndergaard
Carl-Henning Pedersen, Landscape with Red Mask, 1949 (Photo: Ralf T. Søndergaard)

Photo blog of the exhibition Carl-Henning Pedersen: 100 Years at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, on view through August 11, 2013.

The press release states that Pedersen "was among other things a leading figure in the European artist group Cobra, and whose hallmark was a boundless imagination and an inexhaustible joy in creation... Besides the artist’s well known pictorial universe, ARKEN’s exhibition also demonstrates the variety of Carl-Henning Pedersen’s art: war pictures typified by wildness and horror, the eruption of energy in the Cobra years, and later examples of a more texturally oriented surface painting. Joie de vivre with a mood of seriousness, the playfully light with thoroughly elaborated paintings where the paint in itself is explored and exploited to the utmost in lumpy, material-rich surfaces."