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Vilhelm Hammershøi and Danish Painting of the 19th Century

January 21 (Tue) – March 26 (Thu), 2020

Vilhelm Hammershøi and Danish Painting of the 19th Century Poster

One of Denmark’s most celebrated painters, Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) quietly and resolutely painted close acquaintances, landscapes, and subdued interiors. Influenced by 17th-century Dutch painting, Hammershøi is sometimes called “the Vermeer of the North” for his depictions of tranquil room interiors. Only since the 1990s has he returned to the limelight as a result of comprehensive retrospectives of his work, including major exhibitions at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. A retrospective held in Japan in 2008 profoundly impacted Japanese fans of Hammershøi’s work.
This exhibition will be the first comprehensive survey in Japan of Vilhelm Hammershøi and the masters of Danish modern art. Besides works by Hammershøi, visitors can look forward to seeing many of the finest paintings by his contemporaries.

Major works

Major works
  • Vilhelm Hammershøi, Interior

    Vilhelm Hammershøi, Interior, 1898, National museum, Stockholm

  • Vilhelm Hammershøi, Open Doors. Strandgade 30

    Vilhelm Hammershøi, Open Doors. Strandgade 30, 1905

  • Vilhelm Hammershøi, From a Farm, Refsnæs

    Vilhelm Hammershøi, From a Farm, Refsnæs, 1900

  • Vilhelm Hammershøi, Interior with Ida Playing the Piano

    Vilhelm Hammershøi, Interior with Ida Playing the Piano, 1910

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Period
January 21 (Tue) – March 26 (Thu), 2020
Venue
Exhibition Rooms
Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), The Yomiuri Shimbun
Special WEB Site
https://artexhibition.jp/denmark2020/

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