Carl-Henning Pedersen, Watercolour,Signed Carl-Henning Pedersen, 1974. Frame incl. Artwork size: 76 cm H x 57 cm WFrame size: 99 cm H x 78 cm WCarl-Henning Pedersen (1913 – 2007) was a Danish painter and a key member and amongst the founders of the COBRA movement. Amongst others he was inspired by Paul Klee og Pablo Picasso and became known as the "Scandinavian Chagall”.Carl-Henning Pedersen was one of the leading Danish artists of the second half of the 20th century.About CoBrAThis year it is 70 years since the artist association Cobra was founded. The name is composed of the initials of three of the founding artists' hometowns of Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam.Artistically the group was characterized by an abstract expressive style inspired by children's drawings, Nordic mythology, etc.
The group wanted an experimental renewal of the existing artistic expression and many of the members were based on existing surrealism. Unlike the surrealists, the COBRA artists wanted an abstract form language that could more widely express the unconscious, as the surrealists also wanted.