Danish artists Viggo Johansen (1851-1935) and Laurits Tuxen (1853-1927), like many of their colleagues, were drawn to the haunting coast of Skagen, in the northern part of Denmark. Each painter created his unique interpretation of the sea and sky, reflecting the emotional impact of nature on the very souls of human beings. […]
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Longing for a nap? The three artists featured here each take a creative approach. For instance Danish painter Wenzel Tornoe (1844-1907) depicts an unguarded (if cramped) moment in the working life of a seamstress on Whitsunday (Pentacost) morning, while the woman portrayed by French master Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) has the luxury of stretching out […]
Danish artist Carl Bloch (1834-1890) was especially admired for his religious themed works of art. However, Bloch also was an accomplished portraitist, in this case, capturing his subject actor Kristian Mantzius pausing for a moment of reflection in what is likely his favorite room.
In honor of Women’s History Month. THROUGH A MOTHER’S EYES For the breath of life is the sunlight……. Kahlil Gibran Skagens Museum, in which the striking Sunlight in the Blue Room now hangs, was founded in the early twentieth century by members of an influential art colony, located on the northern part of […]
Danish artist H.A. Brendeklide (1857-1942) was known for his versatility, creating in both realistic and impressionistic styles. How does his interpretation of a snow packed winter day filled with luminous blue shadows, compare to Winter Tale also featured today.
Are you tired of winter already? Yet, the lake view above by Danish painter Johan Thomas Lundbye (1818-1848) is almost inviting, on a bright sunny day. Can you even imagine yourself sitting on the wooden bench? Or perhaps the empty chair next to Marie Kroyer, the artist wife of Danish master Peder Severin Kroyer […]
Danish artist Hans Andersen Brendekilde (1857-1942) often focused on the universe of children engaged in everyday activities, from playing games to joining together to cut a Christmas tree.
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 […]
Danish artist Julius Paulsen (1860-1940) was influenced by Dutch master Rembrandt who created more self portraits than any other painter in the history of art. Like Rembrandt, Paulsen portrayed various stages of his life, here at the ages of 40 and 62.
Danish master Viggo Johansen (1851-1935) was an admired figure of his country’s art establishment in the late 19th century; he also was a member of the Skagen Painters, a colony of artists who portrayed the dramatic coast of Denmark. Johansen demonstrates his skill in portraiture in the unique self portrait with his wife Martha, […]