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Poul Gernes

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk

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Poul Gernes (1925-1996) is one of the truly great Danish artists of the post-war generation, known widely for his large public decorations. He came from the Constructivist tradition – politically as well as artistically – and at the beginning of the 1960s was a pivotal figure in the Eks-Skole, the group of avant-gardists who with a single blow dominated not only their own time, but the subsequent writing of art history with new methods, new materials and a new conception of the role of art and artists in society. Read more.

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