Anna Ancher (1859-1935): Sunshine in the Blue Room. Helga

Anna Ancher (1859-1935): Sunshine in the Blue Room. Helga

7/11/2021, 10:59:37 AM
Anna Ancher (1859-1935): Sunshine in the Blue Room. Helga Ancher Knitting in Grandmother's Parlour (Solskin i den blå stue. Helga Ancher ved strikketøjet i bedstemoders stue), 1891, oil on canvas, 58.8 x 65.2 cm, Skagens Museum, Skagen #AnnaAncher #Ancher #Art #Artists #Painters #Paintings #Arthistory #pittore #pittura #pintor #pintura #peintre #peinture #Arte #artista #Danish #Danishart #Modernart #Maler #Malerei #oilpainting #impressionism #impressionists #SkagenPainters #masterpiece #masters #SkagensMuseum #Skagen #sunshineintheblueroom This is a work by Anna Ancher, an innovative Danish painter who was a central figure among the Skagen Painters. With its many shades of blue and the sunlight pouring through the window, the painting is one of her most prominent works. It depicts Anna's daughter Helga knitting in her grandmother's room. With her back to the observer, the child is busy crocheting. Despite its everyday subject, the painting is one of Anna Ancher's most captivating masterpieces with its many shades of blue and the sense of tranquility it conveys. Devoid of action, the theme is essentially the play of light in the room. The only indication of the outside world is the light streaming through the window. Mette Bøgh Jensen, curator of Skagens Museum, explains that Anna Ancher's interior paintings are "more about the colour and light than anything else". The artist's main interest is "not in replicating the reality of the room or wall, or even the light, but rather what is left when these things are stripped away and all that remains are colour and form". Bøgh Jensen continues, "Anna Ancher's art is unlike that of anyone else. In its essence it is tied to the special world of motifs in Skagen: the fishermen's families, the harvesters, the heathers, the special colours, and the brilliant summer light." (Wikipedia.org)

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