Vilhelm Lundstrøm is one of Denmark’s most significant representatives of Danish modernism – loved for his paintings of female models and still lifes on blue backgrounds. Today, he remains an iconic source of inspiration for artists and designers. He is the symbol of good, classic taste and reflects the simplicity and cleancut lines favoured by the Nordic design tradition.
But it hasn’t always been like that. In 1917, inspired by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Lundstrøm introduced the experimental Cubism from Paris to Denmark – creating quite a furore in the process! How can bits of scrap wood glued onto a wooden board be art? Is it not rather a sign of a contagious mental disorder?
With this exhibition, we take a renewed look at one of Danish art history’s most significant and beloved artists. Do Lundstrøm’s iconic palette, superior compositional ability and strong visual expression still hold relevance for us today?
The exhibition is a collaboration with Kunsten – Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg.