Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi and Europe – Exhibition in Munich

Vilhelm Hammershøi, a danish painter. He died almost 100 years ago, but his paintings stood the test of time. More than that.

They are still relevant. Full of ideas. Empty rooms, views through doorways. Poetic and low key. And great.  His painting “View of Gentofte Lake”. Simply amazing. Not much to see. But you can’t take your eyes off it…

More about Hammershøi, information on the most recent exhibition in Munich and a look at more of his painting after the jump/below…

The Kunsthalle of the Hypo Cultural Foundation cites German author Rainer Maria Rilke: “Hammershøi is not one of those about whom one must speak quickly. His work is long and slow, and at whichever moment one apprehends it, it will offer plentiful reasons to speak of what is important and essential in art.” [source]

For the first time ever in Munich the Hypo Cultural Foundation now hosts an exhibition of Vilhelm Hammershøi’s works. Open until September 16, 2012. More information here.

To set the mood, a video showcasing some of Hammershøi’s painting mixed with music by Luigi Rubino (“Last Dance”) below.

(Video uploaded by MatysNoha)

Additional reading:
theguardian.co.uk: “the poetry of silence”
More images at vogue.de
Wikipedia about Vilhelm Hammershøi



One thought on “Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi and Europe – Exhibition in Munich

  1. Beautiful! There is a renee magritte collage set to music like this one which I watch when I feel uninspired…it is set to Nina Simone’s sinnerman. This one is even nicer!


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