Vilhelm Freddie

Vilhelm Freddie
January 07
07:32 2015

Wilhelm Frederik Christian Carlsen Freddie

(7 February 1909 – 26 October 1995)
was a Danish  painter and sculptor. Initially working along a somewhat abstract line,
he soon turned towards a more realistic surrealism, only to later return to abstract art.
Some of his works were highly controversial and considered pornographic at their time, resulting in confiscation
of the works and imprisonment of Freddie, though his artistic merits were later recognized.


Vilhelm Freddie’s sculptures seemed in 1937 too “pornographic” that has led to arrest of the artist. Today Copenhagen has possibility to have more liberal art scene, but in 1930th conservatism was normal. When the group of artists-avant-gardists of  Grønningen  in January, 1933 on Njuhavn in Copenhagen presented on a general review an exhibition of Academy of Arts of  Sharlottenburg, it became last breath for public opinion.


1940 The Trials of a Family (National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen)

Wilhelm Freddie was one of the most outstanding figures at the Danish Art Scene.
This video is a short introduction and visual view of Freddie’s life and art.


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