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Oil on Board on Frame
16 5/8 x 20 1/8 inches
20 1/8 x 23 5/8 inches framed
Signed Holger Dall lower right
Excellent condition

Holger Dall (1903 – 1986) was a Danish painter. His earliest works are mostly figurative compositions and landscape paintings with motifs from Jutland, Denmark. Later, the biblical motifs became central to Holger Dall’s art with themes such as the Crucifixion, Entombment and Christ and the disciples on the road to Emmaus. They are painted with a broad brush, where the color, even at times put on with spatula, becomes a means of expression in itself. There is something powerful and far from sentimental about the treatment of the biblical motifs, and they are strong in their coloristic expression. In the religious paintings there are expressive tendencies that at times are reminiscent of Larsen Stevns and Emil Nolde, without in any way becoming a slavish mimic of them. In his later years Holger Dall’s compositions are tighter. The colors come out easier and more delicate, and you feel in his paintings his experience from working with glass mosaics a tendency to divide the pictures into smaller parts, thus the compositions often have a more abstract appearance, at times even purely abstract expression. Holger Dall has made his mark with a series of public decorations that are primarily composed of stained glass windows, done with tightness in lines, a cheerful color effect, fine contrasts between light and darkness.

Source: Weilbach