Peter Brandes

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Peter Brandes, Copenhagen 2014
Peter Brandes: Roskilde Jars (1998) on Hestetorvet in Roskilde
From Northern Lights Cathedral in Alta, Norway.
Photo: Andreas Haldorsen, 2015

Peter Brandes (born 5 March 1944 in Assens, Denmark) is a Danish painter, sculptor, ceramic artist and photographer.[1][2][3]

Brandes' art is abstract and often in brown colours. He had his breakthrough as artist in the beginning of the 1980s. He has inter alia done artwork on Roskilde Domkirke and mosaic (colored glass) windows in a church at Nordkap and the church Village of Hope, south of Los Angeles.[1] In 1998, he created the enormous Roskilde Jars which stand outside the main Roskilde Railway Station.[4]

Brandes is self-taught and his art circles around themes from Christianity. Also the ancient Greek mythology has inspired his art.[5] Brandes has illustrated a number of books, for example Homer’s Iliad. A great part of Brandes' ceramic works are inspired by ancient Greek art and mythology.

Brades now lives in Colombes near Paris together with his wife Maja Lise Engelhardt who is also a painter.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Interview: Peter Brandes Af Sonja Sabinsky. Dagbladenes Bureau, 14.08.2008
  2. ^ Kunstonline profile
  3. ^ Kirkekunst: LYSMETAFYSIK. Når mennesket ikke kan fremstille Gud, må tilfældet tale. Tilfældet er i denne æstetik det, der rydder en lysning i ordenes og billedernes skov, sådan at det hellige kan indfinde sig. Weekendavisen, 19.03.2008, 3 Sektion, KULTUR, Side 3
  4. ^ "The Roskilde Jars". Visit Roskilde. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Vejle: Peter Brandes skal udsmykke altervæggen i Nørremarkskirken Vejle Amts Folkeblad, 18.09.2009, Vejle, Side 5
  6. ^ "Maja Lisa Engelhardt" (in Danish). Den Store Danske. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  7. ^ Peter Brandes udstiller på Skovgaard Museet Viborg Nyt, 18.06.2008, Side 4