Size: 24 x 39 inches
Artist: Hans Bruun Bertelsen
This is an original 1940s travel poster designed by Danish poster artist Hans Bruun Bertelsen (1924-2013) and is a rare and beautiful example of Danish Impressionism.
First formed in the summer of 1874 in response to the "fixed styles of Historicism and Neoclassicism being enforced" by the royal Fine Arts academies in Denmark and Sweden, Danish Impressionists' first subjects were fishing communities and beaches (Hoakley, Beyond the French Impressionists). The group was also known as the Skagen Painters, because the artists would meet in the village of Skagen - a summer destination whose scenery and quality of light attracted northern artists to paint en plein air (meaning they painted outdoors), just like their French counterparts.
Bertelsen's humble cottage and vast buttery yellow landscape shows the artist's clear preference for modest rural life over grey industrialization and city life. The light colours would make it perfect for a bathroom, children's room, or a summer home!
Unlined, this poster is in great condition with a small loss on the bottom right hand side (which will disappear when framed or lined), and a small blemish centered at the top.