Danish Modernism The Painting of Light in Denmark in the late 19th Century

Ref: C2423274

Located at the northernmost point of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark, Skagen is an attractive spot in the summer for its unusual light. From the 1870s to the beginning of the 20th century this fishermen village was home to an artists’ colony. Some of its more famous members include Anna and Michael Ancher, Marie and Peder Severin Krøyer, as well as Laurits Tuxen. Reacting against styles enforced by the Academies and influenced instead by French modernism, they painted en plein air and represented scenes from ordinary life. Fishermen at work, social gathering and domestic scenes are common in their works. They are especially renowned for their depictions of the particular light of long summer evenings. In such sceneries their works often become more romantic and lyrical. While we move towards the very end of the 19th century, we will also consider the art and life of Vilhelm Hammershoi.

Course aim

During this day school we will focus on Danish artists such as P.S Kroyer, Anna Ancher, and Vilhelm Hammershoi, who look at the way they depicted light in their fantastic paintings.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Name the main Skagen painters
  • Recount the history of the group and its purpose
  • Describe the art and life of Vilhelm Hammershoi

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What kind of feedback can I expect?

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Pre-course work, reading and information sources

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Danish Modernism The Painting of Light in Denmark in the late 19th Century

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