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Arne Jacobsen, Art and Architecture
When we look at the Egg Chair, we see precision, proportion and perfection. As an architect, these are qualities Arne Jacobsen has been developing from his days as a mason. As a designer he has creative potential and flair beyond imagination and this is why he has been able to create such fascinating architecture and art.
A Creative Perfectionist
Jacobsen thrived in architecture and design but did not immerse himself in the unwanted dilemma of defining his discipline. Most of his designs were considered works of art as he was very passionate about the creative process. Having the keen interest in painting and visual arts did not hinder but excelled revolutionary outcomes. His creative motivations made him very attentive to detail, a quality attribute, ensuring every aspect from large scale buildings to the furniture they consisted were thoroughly thought through. Building himself to stand as an expert in architecture and design made Jacobsen a perfectionist in the art space.
He is considered today the father of Danish modernism as he has set an unbeatable standard for modern architects and designers. It is so simple to say that designs entail what people need but it is this simple ideology which has accelerated Jacobsen’s architectural tenacity into the modern limelight. It is important to note that although Jacobsen adapted a very vibrant modern style, he did well to preserve danish craft traditions. He is a bold a daring designer, constantly thinking outside the box.
Who and What Inspired Jacobsen?
Jacobsen did not believe in embracing philosophy that would dictate a particular direction for his art. He was inspired by artists Flemming Lassen, Charles Eames, Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius for so long had enabled him to focus more on the manufacturing process. Although Jacobsen and Henningsen shared a boat when fleeing from Germany to Sweden at one point, they were not in the same boat when it came to the execution of their respectful architectural techniques. They were both passionate about functionalistic architecture but Jacobsen was more focused on promoting international modernism through style rather than philosophy.