THE ARTIST: Preben Rasmussen (1919 - 1970) Well-listed Danish Expressionist.Preber Rasmussen was only eleven years old when he began his painting career During the course of his life, he made steady trips throughout Europe concentrating of France, Italy and Switzerland. Of his many paintings, most depict Paris, especially Montmartre and Sacre Coeur. Like Camille Pissarro, he regularly painted the same scenes at different times in order to create the diversity of light and darkness as the day progressed.


The inspiration he received from Vincent Van Gogh and Gauguin is apparent from the swirling colors and strong contrast between darkness and light. The moody atmosphere conveyed by his paintings is further enhanced by the 3-dimensional aspects which the thickness of the palette portrays.

Preben Rasmussen can not be found in Davenport or any other major Art Encyclopdia, as he was not considered a great artist considered a great artist by many of his contemporaries when he was at the peak of his painting career in the 1950-1960´s although a few art critics appreciated his art. I have here a Newspaper clipping from the 1950´s from "Berlingske Tidende" (the leading Danish Newspaper): "A Fine Artist (+ a photo of P.R.)

The landscape painter Preben Rasmussen has just returned from one on his annual trips to Switzerland, Italy and France , where he has painted many beautiful paintings. A part of these he has brought with him home to Denmark and will now start arranging another exhibition, where also a selection of his very realistic Danish landscape paintings can be found.

Preben Rasmussen, who was born in Copenhagen I 1919 started to make drawings already when he was eleven years old, but the pencil was very fast replaced by the brush and oil colours inspired by his ideal the very well known artist Piet Hoejlesen.

His interest for the young painter can today be truly recognized in his colour composition and to a very high extent also in his landscape paintings. But it is his frequent stay in Paris who really had opened his eyes for the true art of painting. He was originally a naturalist using also Van Gogh and Gauguin as model and combining this with the inspiration from Piet Hoejlesen has achieved a somewhat more specific artistic effect.

To the more characteristic works of his youth belong "Sol i Nyhavn" (Sun in Newharbour), where he for the first time found his own expression with regards to artistic clarity and abundance. Signed H.B. "  

At the time P.R. was more or less only known in Denmark, where his paintings until recently could be purchased at very modest prices. Today he is of some reason getting extremely popular in the USA and as a matter of fact I can sell all the P.R. paintings I can lay my hand on - in particular in the USA, where he many years after his death has become extremely popular.

Monday, October 12, 2009

1. SUNFLOWERS STILL LIFE I - SOLD !


SOLD !
THE SIZE IS: 16.0" (41.0 CM) x 17.5"(45.0 CM) WITHOUT THE FRAME.
APPROXIMATE AGE: FROM ABT. 1945-50.
SIGNED:NO SIGNATURE HAS BEEN FOUND, BUT I GUARENTEES THAT THIS PAINTING IS PAINTED BY THE DANISH ARTIST PREBEN RASMUSSEN 1919-?.
DESCRIPTION: VERY GOOD PAINTING SUNFLOWERS - STILL LIFE THE WORKS OF PREBEN RASMUSSEN: VERY HEAVY LAYERS OF PAINT CREATING THE WELLKNOWN "RELIEF-EFFECT".
LOOKING VIDEO PLEASE !

2. SUNFLOWERS STILL LIFE II - SOLD !


SOLD!
THE SIZE IS: 16.0" (41.0 CM) x 17.5"(45.0 CM) WITHOUT THE FRAME.
APPROXIMATE AGE: FROM ABT. 1945-50.
SIGNED:NO SIGNATURE HAS BEEN FOUND, BUT I GUARENTEES THAT THIS PAINTING IS PAINTED BY THE DANISH ARTIST PREBEN RASMUSSEN 1919-?.
DESCRIPTION: VERY GOOD PAINTING SUNFLOWERS - STILL LIFE THE WORKS OF PREBEN RASMUSSEN: VERY HEAVY LAYERS OF PAINT CREATING THE WELLKNOWN "RELIEF-EFFECT".

3. PARIS MOTIF,PLACE DU TERTRE

 
Price : Contact Us !
THE SIZE IS: 12.8" (32.5 CM) x 16.9"(43 CM) WITHOUT THE FRAME.
THE FRAME: IS MADE FROM SIMPLE GREY PAINTED WOOD (PARTLY FABRIC COATED) AND IT IS IN A FAIR CONDITION BUT WITH SOME IRREGULARITIES IN THE WOOD, THE FABRIC AND IN THE PAINT (PLEASE SEE THE PHOTO). IT MEASURES ABT 1.2"(3.0 CM). READY TO HANG. A BRASS PLATE WITH THE NAME OF THE LOCATION IS ATTACHED TO THE BOTTOM PART OF THE FRAME
APPROXIMATE AGE: FROM ABT. 1945-50.
SIGNED: PR.

DESCRIPTION: THIS PAINTING SHOWS PLACE DU TERTRE ON MONTMARTRE PARIS AN EARLY AND SUNNY MORNING.. A FEW PEDESTRIANS ARE WALKING ON THE SQUARE. IN THE BACKGROUND THE DOMES OF THE CHURCH OF SACRE COEUR CAN BE SEEN. THE WAY IN WHICH IT IS PAINTED IS VERY TYPICAL FOR THE WORKS OF PREBEN RASMUSSEN: VERY HEAVY LAYERS OF PAINT CREATING THE WELLKNOWN "RELIEF-EFFECT".

4. PLACE DU TERTRE, PARIS


Price : Contact Us !
THE SIZE IS: 15.2" (38.5 CM) x 11.2"(28.5 CM) WITHOUT THE FRAME.
THE FRAME: IS MADE FROM SIMPLE WHITE PAINTED WOOD AND IT IS IN A GOOD CONDITION BUT WITH SOME IRREGULARITIES (PLEASE SEE THE PHOTO). IT MEASURES ABT 1.6" (4.0 CM). READY TO HANG.
APPROXIMATE AGE: FROM ABT. 1945-50.
SIGNED: PR.

DESCRIPTION: THE PAINTING SHOWS A SCENERY FROM PLACE DU TERTRE, MONTMARTRE PARIS WITH SOME PERSONS SITTING AT A SIDEWALK CAFE. AT THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAINTING THRE ARE SOME CHARACTERISTIC BUILDINGS AND AN OLD RENAULT JUVAQUARTRE IS PARKED OUTSIDE ONE OF THE HOUSES. IN THE BACKGROUND TWO OF THE DIOMES OF THE CHURCH OF SACRE COEUR CAN BE SEEN.THE WAY IN WHICH IT IS PAINTED IS VERY TYPICAL FOR THE WORKS OF PREBEN RASMUSSEN: VERY HEAVY LAYERS OF PAINT CREATING THE WELLKNOWN "RELIEF-EFFECT".

5. A BOULEVARD IN PARIS


Price : Contact Us !
THE SIZE IS: 13" (33 CM) x 16.9"(43 CM) WITHOUT THE FRAME.
THE FRAME: IS MADE FROM WHITE PAINTED WOOD (PARTLY FABRIC COATED) AND IT IS IN A GOOD CONDITION BUT WITH SOME IRREGULARITIES (PLEASE SEE THE PHOTO). IT MEASURES ABT 1.2" (3.0 CM). READY TO HANG.
APPROXIMATE AGE: FROM ABT. 1945-50.
SIGNED: PR.

DESCRIPTION: THE PAINTING SHOWS ONE OF THE BROAD BOULEVRDS OF PARIS WITH QUITE AF FEW PEDESTRIANS ON THE SIDEWALKS. IN THE FOREGROUND THERE ARE SOME LARGE TREES AND SOME VERY CHARACTERISTIC HOUSES. IN THE BACKGROUND ONE OF THE SPIRES OF NOTRE DAME CAN BE SEEN. THE WAY IN WHICH IT IS PAINTED IS VERY TYPICAL FOR THE WORKS OF PREBEN RASMUSSEN: VERY HEAVY LAYERS OF PAINT CREATING THE WELLKNOWN "RELIEF-EFFECT".

6. THE CHURCH SACRE COEUR - SOLD !


Price : SOLD !
THE SIZE IS: 11.5" (29.5 CM) x 15.3"(38.5 CM) WITHOUT THE FRAME.
THE FRAME: IS IN A GOOD CONDITION BUT WITH SOME VERY SMALL IRREGULARITIES (PLEASE SEE THE PHOTO). IT MEASURES ABT 1.6" (4.0 CM). READY TO HANG.
APPROXIMATE AGE: FROM ABT. 1945-50.
SIGNED: PR.

DESCRIPTION: THIS PAINTING SHOWS PLACE DU TERTRE ON MONTMARTRE PARIS AN EARLY AND SUNNY MORNING.. A FEW PEDESTRIANS ARE WALKING ON THE SQUARE. IN THE BACKGROUND THE DOMES OF THE CHURCH OF SACRE COEUR CAN BE SEEN. THE WAY IN WHICH IT IS PAINTED IS VERY TYPICAL FOR THE WORKS OF PREBEN RASMUSSEN: VERY HEAVY LAYERS OF PAINT CREATING THE WELLKNOWN "RELIEF-EFFECT".

7. MOULIN ROUGE IN PARIS AT NIGHT


RESERVED !
THE SIZE IS: 11.2" (28.5 CM) x 15.2"(38.5 CM) WITHOUT THE FRAME.
APPROXIMATE AGE: FROM ABT. 1945-50.
SIGNED: PR.

DESCRIPTION: THE PAINTING SIMPLY SHOWS THE FAMOUS PLACE OF ENTERTAINMENT "MOULIN ROUGE" IN PARIS AT NIGHT. IN THE BACKGROUND SOME VERY CHARACTERISTIC BUILDINGS CAN BE SEEN. THE WAY IN WHICH IT IS PAINTED IS VERY TYPICAL FOR THE WORKS OF PREBEN RASMUSSEN: VERY HEAVY LAYERS OF PAINT CREATING THE WELLKNOWN "RELIEF-EFFECT".

8. OLD BRIDGE OVER SEINE I - SOLD !


SOLD !
THE SIZE IS: 19.68" (50 CM) x 15.74"(40 CM) WITH THE FRAME.
APPROXIMATE AGE: FROM ABT. 1945-50.
SIGNED: PR.
DESCRIPTION: THE PAINTING SHOWS THE FAMOUS BRIDGE "PONT NEUF" IN PARIS AN EARLY MORNING IN THE SPRING. THE WAY IN WHICH IT IS PAINTED IS VERY TYPICAL FOR THE WORKS OF PREBEN RASMUSSEN: VERY HEAVY LAYERS OF PAINT CREATING THE WELLKNOWN "RELIEF-EFFECT".

9. OLD BRIDGE OVER SEINE II


Price : Contact Us !
THE SIZE IS: 19.68" (50 CM) x 15.74"(40 CM) WITH THE FRAME.
APPROXIMATE AGE: FROM ABT. 1945-50.
SIGNED: PR.
DESCRIPTION: THE PAINTING SHOWS THE FAMOUS BRIDGE "PONT NEUF" IN PARIS AN EARLY MORNING IN THE SPRING. THE WAY IN WHICH IT IS PAINTED IS VERY TYPICAL FOR THE WORKS OF PREBEN RASMUSSEN: VERY HEAVY LAYERS OF PAINT CREATING THE WELLKNOWN "RELIEF-EFFECT".

10. PARIS SCENERY THE MORNING

RESERVED !
THE SIZE IS: 13.0" (33.0 CM) x 17.0"(43.0 CM) WITHOUT THE FRAME.
APPROXIMATE AGE: FROM ABT. 1945-50.
SIGNED: PR.
DESCRIPTION: THE PAINTING SHOWS A STREET IN PARIS (BOULEVARD ST. MICHEL) AN EARLY MORNING IN THE AUTUMN. IN THE FOREGROUND THERE IS A TREE. SEVERAL PEDESTRIANS ARE CROSSING THE BOULEVARD. IN THE BACKGROUND SOME VERY CHARACTERISTIC BUILDINGS CAN BE SEEN. THE WAY IN WHICH IT IS PAINTED IS VERY TYPICAL FOR THE WORKS OF PREBEN RASMUSSEN: VERY HEAVY LAYERS OF PAINT CREATING THE WELLKNOWN "RELIEF-EFFECT".

11. PARIS SCENERY THE EVENING


Price : Contact Us !
THE SIZE IS: 13.0" (33.0 CM) x 17.0"(43.0 CM) WITHOUT THE FRAME.
APPROXIMATE AGE: FROM ABT. 1945-50.
SIGNED: PR.
DESCRIPTION: THE PAINTING SHOWS A STREET IN PARIS (BOULEVARD ST. MICHEL) AN EARLY MORNING IN THE AUTUMN. IN THE FOREGROUND THERE IS A TREE. SEVERAL PEDESTRIANS ARE CROSSING THE BOULEVARD. IN THE BACKGROUND SOME VERY CHARACTERISTIC BUILDINGS CAN BE SEEN. THE WAY IN WHICH IT IS PAINTED IS VERY TYPICAL FOR THE WORKS OF PREBEN RASMUSSEN: VERY HEAVY LAYERS OF PAINT CREATING THE WELLKNOWN "RELIEF-EFFECT".

12. PARIS SCENERY

Price : Contact Us !
THE SIZE IS: 15.2" (38.5 CM) x 11.6"(29.5 CM) WITHOUT THE FRAME.
APPROXIMATE AGE: FROM ABT. 1945-50.
SIGNED: NO SIGNATURE HAS BEEN FOUND, BUT I GUARENTEES THAT THIS PAINTING IS PAINTED BY THE DANISH ARTIST PREBEN RASMUSSEN 1919-?.

DESCRIPTION: THIS PAINTING SHOWS PLACE DU TERTRE ON MONTMARTRE PARIS AN EARLY AND SUNNY MORNING.. A FEW PEDESTRIANS ARE WALKING ON THE SQUARE. IN THE BACKGROUND THE DOMES OF THE CHURCH OF SACRE COEUR CAN BE SEEN. THE WAY IN WHICH IT IS PAINTED IS VERY TYPICAL FOR THE WORKS OF PREBEN RASMUSSEN: VERY HEAVY LAYERS OF PAINT CREATING THE WELLKNOWN "RELIEF-EFFECT".

13. SACRE COEUR SREET


Price : Contact Us !
THE SIZE IS: 11.5" (29.5 CM) x 15.3"(38.5 CM) WITHOUT THE FRAME.
APPROXIMATE AGE: FROM ABT. 1945-50.
SIGNED: PR.

DESCRIPTION: THIS PAINTING SHOWS PLACE DU TERTRE ON MONTMARTRE PARIS AN EARLY AND SUNNY MORNING.. A FEW PEDESTRIANS ARE WALKING ON THE SQUARE. IN THE BACKGROUND THE DOMES OF THE CHURCH OF SACRE COEUR CAN BE SEEN. THE WAY IN WHICH IT IS PAINTED IS VERY TYPICAL FOR THE WORKS OF PREBEN RASMUSSEN: VERY HEAVY LAYERS OF PAINT CREATING THE WELLKNOWN "RELIEF-EFFECT".

14. PARIS MOTIF,PONT NEUF - SOLD !

Price : SOLD !
THE SIZE IS: 11.2" (28.5 CM) x 15.2"(38.5 CM) WITHOUT THE FRAME.
APPROXIMATE AGE: FROM ABT. 1945-50.
SIGNED: PR.
DESCRIPTION: THE PAINTING SHOWS THE FAMOUS BRIDGE "PONT NEUF" IN PARIS AN EARLY MORNING IN THE SPRING. THE WAY IN WHICH IT IS PAINTED IS VERY TYPICAL FOR THE WORKS OF PREBEN RASMUSSEN: VERY HEAVY LAYERS OF PAINT CREATING THE WELLKNOWN "RELIEF-EFFECT".

15. PARIS MOTIF, THE BRIDGE PONT NEUF - SOLD !

SOLD !
THE SIZE IS: 12.6" (32.0 CM) x 16.1"(41.0 CM)WITHOUT THE FRAME.
APPROXIMATE AGE: FROM ABT. 1945-50.
SIGNED: PR.
DESCRIPTION: THE PAINTING SHOWS THE FAMOUS BRIDGE "PONT NEUF" IN PARIS AN EARLY MORNING. IN THE BACKGROUND THE TOWERS OF THE VERY OLD PARIS PRISON "LA CONCIERGERIE" CAN BE SEEN. THE WAY IN WHICH IT IS PAINTED IS VERY TYPICAL FOR THE WORKS OF PREBEN RASMUSSEN: VERY HEAVY LAYERS OF PAINT CREATING THE WELLKNOWN "RELIEF-EFFECT".

16. LA PLACE DU TEN


Price : Contact Us !
THE SIZE IS: 10.0" (25.5 CM) x 16.0"(40.5 CM) WITHOUT THE FRAME.
APPROXIMATE AGE: FROM ABT. 1945-50.
SIGNED: PR.
DESCRIPTION: THE PAINTING SHOWS A STREET IN PARIS (BOULEVARD ST. MICHEL) AN EARLY MORNING IN THE AUTUMN. IN THE FOREGROUND THERE IS A TREE. SEVERAL PEDESTRIANS ARE CROSSING THE BOULEVARD. IN THE BACKGROUND SOME VERY CHARACTERISTIC BUILDINGS CAN BE SEEN. THE WAY IN WHICH IT IS PAINTED IS VERY TYPICAL FOR THE WORKS OF PREBEN RASMUSSEN: VERY HEAVY LAYERS OF PAINT CREATING THE WELLKNOWN "RELIEF-EFFECT".
 
Preben Rasmussen Art. Design by Wpthemedesigner. Converted To Blogger Template By Anshul Tested by Blogger Templates.