1940 - 2019
Sculptor Eva Sørensen began her artistic career in ceramics, working for the well-known ceramics company Kähler for a number of years. Later she moved towards a more sculptural idiom, and from 1972 she regularly spent time in the northern Italian city of Pietrasanta, where she began working with the green granite that became her hallmark. She typically took her starting point in the shape and veins of the individual stone, and her beautifully crafted, timeless sculptures often blend in harmoniously with their surroundings, making her one of the most widely used sculptors for public art commissions.
Untitled. Sculpture in Two Parts, (1977-78)
Green Montorfano granite
Montorfano is the name of the mountain where the green granite is found, which since the late seventies has been the preferred material of the Danish sculptor Eva Sørensen. The works are often characterised by large parts of the stone being left untouched, interrupted only by carved furrows that either follow the form of the stone or its fracture lines. The granite works at Ordrupgaard are among Sørensen’s finest.