Vilhelm Hammershøi

1864-1916 Denmark/Symbolism

 

Brief Biography-Vilhelm Hammershøi was born in Copenhagen in 1864. He began drawing at eight and studied later at the Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He also studied alongside Peder Severin Krøyer for two years at the Independent Study Schools. He became very successful in Germany, and he visited London, where he found inspiration and was appreciated. The art world largely ignored Hammershøi's work after his death in 1916. The renewed interest in his paintings happened in the 1970s. His most outstanding paintings are of bleak interiors, bathed in benumbed sunlight, with only the life of floating dust. Hammershøi's pictures can seize your attention. Regardless of how empty they may feel, they will mesmerise.

 

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Dancing in the
Sunbeams

Dust Motes Dancing in the Sunbeams

Frederikke Amalie
Hammershoi

Frederikke Amalie Hammershoi

From the British
Museum

From the British Museum

A Girl at the
Clavier

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Interior with Ida
in a White Chair

Interior with Ida in a White Chair

Piano and Woman
in Black

Interior with Piano and Woman in Black

Young Man
Reading

Interior with Young Man Reading

Old Asiatic
Company

Old Asiatic Company

Rainy
Summer

Rainy Summer Landscape


Strandgade

Strandgade

Sunshine
in the

Sunshine in the Drawing Room Three

Tall
Windows

Tall Windows

The Artist and
his Wife

The Artist and his Wife seen Through a Mirror

The
Sunny Parlor

The Sunny Parlor

ida ilsted
vilhelm's fiancee

ida ilsted vilhelm's fiancee