Sunday, September 13, 2009

In the Bedroom by Vilhelm Hammershøi

Oil on canvas, 1896

The painting above is by Hammershøi, a reclusive Danish artist. I've come across a few of his works before, but began looking into this artist further after receiving a recommendation. (Thank you Jennifer!)

He uses a subdued palette and paints mainly interiors which sometimes feature members of his family. His work reminds me of other artists I really like including Hopper, Wyeth, and Vermeer.

There's a BBC Documentary about his life and work that I'm in the middle of tracking down called Michael Palin and the Mystery of Hammershøi.

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