1947 OIL ON CANVAS
BY TAGE MELLERUP Sold
Together with Asger Jorn, Ejler Bille, Carl-Henning Pedersen and others, Tage Mellerup (1911-1988) is an important representative of Danish Cobra (the ‘Co’ in Cobra stand for Copenhagen).
Although the name Cobra itself wasn’t introduced untill 1948, this 1947 oil on canvas, titled ‘Dramatisk Univers’ has all the characteristics of what the international avant-garde movement stood for: not sterile, but very lively abstraction, freedom and spontaneity, brilliant colours, expressive brushwork…
This painting is framed and in very good condition, and signed, titled and dated on the back side.