Sunday, November 27, 2016

Jais Nielsen

[Denmark] (b 1885/d 1961)

"Nielsen studied painting at the Copenhagen Kunstnernes Frie Studieskoler under Kristian Zahrtmann and Johan Rohde, but abandoned the academic style under the influence of modern art that he saw on his study trips.. Nielsen made several excursions to important art centres, travelling to Berlin (1909) and Paris (1911–1914). In 1920 he travelled to Italy, where he took a particular interest in the Renaissance art.
Nielsen's art was influenced by the Cubism that he encountered in Paris.. (...) His trip to Italy in 1920 was the inspiration for monumental works such as Brylluppet i Kana (Marriage at Cana). (...) From 1915 Nielsen created sculptures in the Cubist style. From 1921 to 1928 he was employed as a sculptor by the Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory, for whom he produced a series of ceramic sculptures on Biblical subjects which included the Good Samaritan and several versions of Jacob wrestling with the Angel. His sculptures were widely applauded and, for a time, their fame overshadowed that of his paintings.. (...) As well as statuettes, Nielsen produced ceramic wares in a wide range of shapes and monochrome glazes..(...)"


Denmark 1937 "H.P. Hansen (North Slesvig Patriot)" (3,1) [Engr (J. Britze)][Recess] Sc(B6,...,B8)

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