Hammershøi, the master of danish painting
A small black dress, a strand of hair that negligently escapes from a chignon, a bluish light, a bourgeois interior with minimalist decoration,… The work of the Danish painter, often described as mysterious, has something to attract everyone’s attention.
While his work had not been brought together in Paris for more than 20 years, the exhibition Hammershøi, the master of Danish painting at the Musée Jacquemart-André proposes to retrace the life of this man who, quite unsociable and taciturn, has voluntarily evolved throughout his life in a restricted circle and has preferred to stage his own family and relatives. He chose his mother, his sister, his brother, his brother-in-law and some friends as models, but also Ida, his wife, who is often seen from behind, in interiors bathed in light.
The exhibition presents about 40 works**, from prestigious collections and some of them presented for the first time in France. These paintings illustrate all the facets of Hammershøi’s work, from his early portraits to nudes, architectural and landscape views and of course the extraordinary series of interiors for which his work is renowned today. There are also paintings by his brother Svend Hammershøi, his brother-in-law Peter Ilsted and his friend Carl Holsøe.
The painter of silence and light is to be (re)discovered without delay at the Jacquemart-André Museum!
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Days and opening hours
From 14⁄03 to 22/07/2019, daily between 10 AM and 6 PM. Nocturnes on Mondays until 8:30 pm during exhibition time.