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CoBrA Reflections

My next post is a new one for my series of reflections as well as in the same style as a photo I posted some time ago: Impressionist The Hague. But no Impressionism today, now it’s time for more modern and abstract art: CoBrA Reflections. It shows the wall of Carl-Henning Pedersen og Lise Alfelts Museum, reflected in the kind of moat that surrounds the building.
I upload this photo in cooperation with my father, he will post a photo with a full version of the same museum, so that my photo gets a bit better to understand. Visit his version here: CoBrA in Herning.

Carl-Henning Pedersen og Lise Alfelts Museum is located in the Danish city of Herning, situated in Region Midtjylland (Region Central Jutland) or formally Ringkjøbings Amt. It’s next to another museum, Herning Kunstmuseum (Herning Art Museum) as well as a sculpture park.
The museum was founded in 1976 and has more than 4000 works of art by the two artists. The museum has also many special exhibitions, especially on the work of other artists that were part of the CoBrA-group, like Asger Jorn, of whom there was an exhibition when I visited the museum.

Carl-Henning Pedersen (1913-2007) was one of the most important Danish painters in the 20th century. In 1934, he married Lise Alfelt. In 1948 they were founding members of the group of Danish, Dutch and Belgian artists, called CoBrA (derived from COpenhagen, BRussels and Amsterdam). In 1976 he donated thousands of his own works and works of his wife who died two year earlier to the museum and he also painted also the huge tiles of the wall of the museum, which is seen reflected on this photo. He also made a huge tiled wall decoration for the courtyard of Herning Kunstmuseum* (see further explanation at the end of this note). Earlier this year he died in Copenhagen after a long sickbed.

I hope you like this photo of the reflection of the huge artwork by Carl-Henning Pedersen in Herning and please also visit my father’s photo of the whole museum.

* - In 1989 I also visited the museum as a four year old boy. Maybe it was here I found my love for the work of Carl-Henning Pedersen and CoBrA and maybe you already knew this, if you already had seen my father’s photo of me in the already mentioned courtyard. When I after 18 years again visited the museum last month, a new picture was taken, with me a little bit older, a photo, my father uploaded as WS for the 1989-version. Here you can find them:
- 1989 and 2007.

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