Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Scandinavian Master-A Comparison to Andrew Wyeth

L.A. Ring, The Artist’s Wife, In the Garden Doorway, 1897, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Danish master L.A. Ring (1854-1933) is considered one of his country’s leading artistic figures, renowned for his remarkable realism.  Included among his subjects was his wife Sigrid Kahler, who is portrayed both pregnant, surrounded by the fertility of spring, and in a reflective mood with her husband’s paintings in the background.  While in his portrait of an old man at an window, Ring reminds us, in the clarity of his style and theme, of American artist Andrew Wyeth.

 

L.A. Ring, The Artist’s Wife by Lamplight, 1898, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

L.A. Ring, Spring and the Elder Man, 1926, oil on canvas, Private Collection

 

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