1957 OIL ON CANVAS
BY KNUD NIELSEN
Knud Nielsen (1916-2008) was a member of the Danish postwar avant-garde group Linien II. In Danish art history the group has been seen as being diametrically opposed to the spontaneous abstraction of the international Cobra movement.
This geometric abstract by Nielsen explicitly refers to historical avant-garde movements that inspired Linien II (such as Linien I in the 30’s, hence the name). ‘Konkrete kunst’ at its best.
The painting dates from 1957, and is signed and dated on the back side.