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The Whimsical World of Bjørn Wiinblad coming to the Nordic Heritage Museum

Posted by Meghan Walker on June 19th, 2017

The Nordic Heritage Museum will soon exhibit the fantastical work of Bjørn Wiinblad, a unique Danish artist who throughout his career challenged the status quo in both art and design.

Wiinblad came onto the scene in 1945 at the age of 27, “at a time when straight lines and simple design dominated the modern ideal,” according to Jan Woldseth Colbrese from the museum. He was known for his “characteristic curving lines and colorful pictorial universe…injecting fantasy and an almost cartoon-ish flair that created a perfect accent to the clean-lined furniture and modernist spaces of his time.”

The exhibit, which opens July 28, will feature 78 artifacts from his collection, including graphic art, ceramics, theater sets and costumes, tapestries, jigsaw puzzles, tiles and textiles.

“When you go exploring in Wiinblad’s magical universe you encounter an exuberant wealth of imagination and sparkling joie de vivre. His fabulously imaginative style has fascinated people all over the world, and in recent years, has been embraced by new generations,” Woldseth Colbrese tells us.

For more information about the exhibit, visit the Nordic Museum’s website.

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