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Vilhelm Bjerke Petersen

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...A painter and theoretician, Bjerke Peterson was instrumental along with Wilhelm Freddie in developing surrealism in Denmark during the 1930s. A student at the Bauhaus in 1930–1, Bjerke Petersen was initially oriented both to abstraction...

Denmark

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...Introduction Although surrealism gave rise to a number of significant moments in Danish art history, it represents a relatively elusive chapter. Only a few artists, such as Wilhelm Freddie (1909–95), remained true to its fundamental aims...

Sweden

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...Before the 1980s, Sweden was a typical peripheral country in surrealism, where many painters and poets were influenced by surrealism but there was very little surrealist activity as such. Especially in the 1930s and 1940s, certain...