Arts Everyday Living: A Family Affair in Art–Memories of Summers by the Sea

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 A FAMILY AFFAIR IN ART, PART II

MEMORIES OF SUMMERS BY THE SEA

 

I sometimes think that the whole effort is in vain, we have far too much to overcome….what significance does it really have if I paint, I shall never, never achieve anything really great….. 

Marie Kroyer

When Marie Kroyer (1867-1940), an aspiring artist, married one of Denmark’s most beloved painters, Peder Severin Kroyer (1851-1909), her own career was overshadowed by his success.  Eventually they divorced, yet for a brief period, she was his muse—particularly in the 1890s during the often magical summers they spent along the sea at Skagen, then a thriving arts colony.  So here is a mini-gallery of the many moods of Marie, from smiling exuberance in Portrait of the Artist’s Wife,

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P.S. Kroyer, Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, 1889, Private Collection

to more subdued, concentrating on her needlwork in Marie in a Red Dress.

 

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P.S. Kroyer, Marie in Red Dress, 1890, oil on canvas, Private Collection

 

Or relaxing outside in Marie in the Garden,

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P.S. Kroyer, Marie in the Garden, n.d., oil on canvas, Private Collection

 

or pausing in a moment of reflection with her loyal dog in Summer Evening at Skagen,

 

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P.S. Kroyer, Summer Evening at Skagen, 1892, oil on canvas, Skagen Museum, Skagen, Denmark

or sharing a conversation with artist friend Anna Ancher in Kroyer’s popular Summer Night on the South Beach at Skagen.

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P.S. Kroyer, Summer Night on the South Beach at Skagen, 1893, oil on canvas, Skagen Museum, Denmark

 

For another blog on Marie and P.S. Kroyer, see:

Two Women by the Sea: The Art of the Northern Light

 

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

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