Playfulness over a Meadow (1905)

Pedersen, Viggo Christian Frederik Vilhelm (1854 - 1926)

Playfulness over a  Meadow

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Oil on Canvas: 21" x 36"
Catalog# PEDV-005

A light, playful scene of a meadow, this painting offers an Expressionistic representation of a summer day. Nestled in a meadow of yellow flowers and green grasses, a stream in the right of the composition curves its way toward the scattered farmhouses in the deep center of the piece, reflecting the brilliant blues of the cloud-laden sky above. A flock of white and black wing-tipped birds playfully circle above the center of the composition.

Executed with quick strokes and thick paint, this piece is as much alive to the sense of the visual as it is to the subject matter.

Artist: Viggo C. F. V. Pedersen (1854-1926)

  • Born March 11 1854 in Copenhagen DK, son of Vilhelm Pedersen and mother unknown.

Education:

  • 1864-1871 - Learned to draw and sketch from his father
  • 1871-1878 - Royal Danish Academy of Art

Travels:

  • 1873 - Kuroph, Germany
  • 1881 - Paris, Switzerland, and Italy
  • 1883-1884 - Sora, Italy
  • 1884 - Munich
  • 1893 - Firenze, Italy
  • 1898 - Holland, Rembrandt exhibition
  • 1900 - Paris
  • 1909 - Italy
  • 1910 - Paris

Exhibits:

  • 1876-1890 - Charlottenborg Palace, DK
  • 1889-1900 - Paris
  • 1893 - Kristiania, Chicago
  • 1895 - Lybak and Venice
  • 1900 - Helsingfors and Paris
  • 1904 - Berlin
  • 1907 - London
  • 1912 - Brighton

Awards:

  • 1877 - Sodrings Prize
  • 1882-1883 - KBH Academy Medal
  • 1887 - Hielmstierne-Rosenkrone Medal
  • 1889 - Medal in Paris
  • 1890 - Years Medal
  • 1892, 94 - Raben-Levetzau Medal
  • 1900 - Bronze Medal in Paris
  • 1908-1911 - Member of the Ruling Board at the Royal Danish Academy of Art

*Viggo Pedersen was one of Denmark’s early and loved impressionists. Inspired by major European artist’s such as P.C. Skovgaard, Janus La Cour, Rémy Cogghe, P. Gauguin, G.F. Clement, M. Ballin, and van Gogh; Pedersen was one of the early Danish artist’s to embrace the modern impressionistic and expressionistic movement.

He is predominantly known for his vivid landscapes and genre paintings. His works today adorn the halls of some of the finest museums and castles throughout Scandinavia, and private collections throughout the world.