‘Denmark’s Vermeer’: The Silent Beauty of Vilhelm Hammershøi
What mysteries are contained within Vilhelm Hammershøi’s empty, poetic interiors?
Hammershøi was one of the finest painters of his generation in Denmark. He ignored the development of modern art and choose instead to paint melancholic, muted interiors in shades of grey.
His paintings, created at the turn of the 20th Century, have a remarkable ability to depict loneliness and have taken on a poignancy during our age of lockdowns and alienation. And yet, within his canvases is also a deep sense of calm and tranquillity.
This talk will explore a selection of Hammershøi’s finest works. Come and find out why his paintings are the perfect antidote to the noisy, stressful, and information-filled society we inhabit today!