Thursday, March 13, 2008

Natural Light



Interior with a Girl at the Clavier by Wilhelm Hammershoi, Private Collection.

Hammershoi's use of crisp clean interiors with natural light recalls the 17th century work of fellow Dutch artist, Johannes Vermeer. Hammershoi's model is his wife Ida whom he painted many times either from the back or in profile.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish I would have looked at your web page to see that Hammershoi used his wife as a model before I said it was someone's daughter in my art exam!
-anonymous

Bill Hooker said...

Now this is why (well, one of the reasons why) I read YDA -- to find new favorite artists. This is lovely, and I can't wait to check out more of Hammershoi's work. Vermeer sprang to mind even before I read the blurb; Hopper also comes to mind.

Judith Shapiro said...

first time here. so glad to have found your blog! i'll be back.

modefier said...

Hammershøi was Danish, not Dutch.

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