Bjørn Wiinblad (1918–2006) has been described as an artist with a thousand faces because he kept reinventing himself so that he could find new places and new materials to decorate. These include his finely decorated pottery, his imaginative theatre settings and tapestry, his smiling girls such as Eva and Rosalinde, the posters that you will never quite finish exploring and, not least, his candlesticks, glasses and bowls. All of them are infused with a joie de vivre and energy that are unique in Danish – and international – art and design.
A fun-loving world artist
Bjørn Wiinblad’s joy of creation was eclectic. He painted larger-than-life oriental ladies and whimsical, mythical creatures – and spread joy, magic and imagination among the people at a time when minimalism was at its most dominant. Wiinblad’s brush swept into every nook and cranny of his art, and his urge to decorate kept him at the brush for life.
His unstoppable craving for creativity, his opulent oriental style and boundless talent made him a world artist like no other in Denmark, and today the tale of the cheerful multi-talented artist is celebrated in Bjørn Wiinblad’s authentic magical world and in a modern, functional style.
Bjørn Wiinblad was one of Denmark’s most diligent artists. He travelled the world to exhibit, to create theatre sets and tapestry, and to paint his adorable girls with their pointy noses and almond-shaped eyes on cups, jugs and dishes.
Feminine colors and shapes
With her cheerful smile, blushing cheeks and colorful decorations, Eva embodies the essence of Bjørn Wiinblad as a person and an artist – whether in the form of a vase, candleholder or flower pot.
Cheerful and dreamy, she brings life and personality to the interior with her poetic expression and vibrant colors.
Eva is a reinterpretation of Wiinblad’s original vase with the distinctive smiling woman’s face that he himself called Eva. The series is made from mirror-glazed porcelain with colourful patterns and floral relief.
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