14 Mar 2019
22 Nov 2019

HAMMERSHOI, THE MASTER OF DANISH PAINTING

JACQUEMART-ANDRÉ MUSEUM - PARIS

A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE MASTER OF DANISH PAINTING

 

Initially exhibited in Paris at the Petit Palais in 1987 and subsequently in the Musée d’Orsay in 1997, visitors were fascinated by Hammershøi’s paintings representing empty and subtly rendered interiors that sometimes feature a woman whose back faces the viewer, painted in grey and white tones.

The exhibited paintings will represent Hammershøi’s entire oeuvre and its mysterious and profound atmosphere. A withdrawn and quiet individual, Hammershøi spent all of his life in a small circle of family and friends, all of whom constantly featured in his paintings: his mother, sister, brother, and brother-in-law all posed for him, as did several close friends. He also painted his wife, Ida, who is often seen from the back in many of the works that have made him famous.

Visitors will also discover Hammershøi’s links with France, his two stays in Paris, and his participation in the Exposition Universelle in Paris (1889 and 1900).

The Musée Jacquemart-André will display Hammershøi’s art from a fresh perspective by illustrating his links with the artists in his circle. For the first time, this retrospective will compare Hammershøi’s works with paintings executed by his brother Svend Hammershøi, his brother-in-law Peter Ilsted, and his friend Carl Holsøe. This comparative approach will highlight their affinities, differences, and the unique genius of Vilhelm Hammershøi, the artist of solitude, silence, and light.


EXCEPTIONAL LOANS

 

Forty works will reveal the mysterious and poetic world of the artist. Previously unseen works from the Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Danish Art Collection, which are rarely exhibited during the major international retrospectives devoted to Hammershøi’s oeuvre, will be displayed for the first time in France.

The exhibition will also include loaned works from major Danish and Swedish museums, such as the Statens Museum for Kunst and the Hirschprungske Samling in Copenhagen, the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, and the Malmö Konstmuseum, as well as the Musée d'Orsay and London’s Tate Gallery, and from private collections. Major works will illustrate every aspect of Hammershøi’s oeuvre: his first portraits, nudes, architectural views, landscapes, and the extraordinary interior scenes that have made him so famous.

Vilhelm Hammershøi, Hvile dit aussi Repos, 1905, huile sur toile, 49,5 x 46,5 cm.  Paris, musée d'Orsay, achat avec la participation de Philippe Meyer, 1996 Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / René-Gabriel Ojéda
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Rayon de soleil dans le salon, III, 1903, huile sur toile, 54 x 66 cm Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, Suède Photo: Erik Cornelius/Nationalmuseum
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Intérieur, vers 1899, huile sur toile, 64,5 x 58,1 Londres, Tate: Presented in memory of Leonard Borwick by his friends through the Art Fund 1926 © Tate, London 2014
Vilhelm Hammershoi (1864-1916), Intérieur avec une femme debout, huile sur toile, 67,5 x 54,3 cm Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Danish Art Collection © TX0006154704, registered March 22, 2005
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Intérieur avec une chaise Windsor, 1913, huile sur toile, 73,5 x 54 cm Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Danish Art Collection © TX0006154704, registered March 22, 2005
Vilhelm Hammertashøi, Autoportrait, 1895, pierre noire sur papier ocre, 24,20 x 22,9 cm Paris, Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt. Photo : Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Intérieur. Strandgade 30, 1901, huile sur toile, 66 x 55 cm Francfort-sur-le-Main, Städel Museum, propriété du Städelschen Museums-Verein e.V. © Städel Museum - ARTOTHEK
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Cinq portraits, 1901-1902, huile sur toile, 190 x 300 cm Stockholm, Thielska Galleriet. Photo credit: Tord Lund
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Intérieur avec un jeune homme lisant (Svend Hammershøi), 1898, huile sur toile, 64,4 x 51,8 cm Copenhague, Den Hirschsprungske Samling. Photo : The Hirschsprung Collection, Copenhagen
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Paysage, 1900, huile sur toile, 63 x 78 cm Stockholm, Thielska Galleriet. Photo credit: Tord Lund
Vilhelm Hammershøi, La Porte blanche (Intérieur au vieux poêle), 1888, huile sur toile, 61,7 x 54,3 cm Collection particulière
Vilhelm Hammershøi dans le salon de Bredgade 25, vers 1912 The Royal Danish Library © The Royal Danish Library
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Trois jeunes femmes, 1895, huile sur toile, 128 x 167 cm Ribe Kunstmuseum Danemark Photo: ©Ribe Kunstmuseum
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Portrait d'Ida Ilsted, future femme de l'artiste, 1890, huile sur toile, 106,5 x 86 cm Copenhague, Statens Museum for Kunst © SMK Photo/Jakob Skou-Hansen
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Église Saint-Pierre, Copenhague, 1906, huile sur toile, 133 x 118 cm Copenhague, Statens Museum for Kunst © SMK Photo/Jakob Skou-Hansen
 Vilhelm Hammershøi, Intérieur, Strandgade 30, 1904, huile sur toile, 55,5 x 46,4 cm Paris, musée d'Orsay, donation de Philippe Meyer, 2000 Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Adrien Didierjean
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Interiorr, Strandgade, 1899, huile sur toile, 66 x 54 cm Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Danish Art Collection © TX0006154704, registered March 22, 2005
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Intérieur avec une femme plaçant des branches dans un vase, 1900, huile sur toile, 40 x 30 cm Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Danish Art Collection © TX0006154704, registered March 22, 2005
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Cour, Strandgade, vers 1905, huile sur toile, 75 x 63 cm Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Danish Art Collection © TX0006154704, registered March 22, 2005
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Église Saint-Pierre, Copenhague, vers 1906, huile sur toile, 78 x 51,5 cm Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Danish Art Collection © TX0006154704, registered March 22, 2005
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Paysage de Virum près de Frederiksdal, été, vers 1889, huile sur toile, 26 x 45 cm Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Danish Art Collection © TX0006154704, registered March 22, 2005
Carl Holsøe, La Femme de l’ar ste dressant la table, huile sur toile, 73 x 65 cm Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Danish Art Collection © TX0006154704, registered March 22, 2005
Peter Ilsted, Intérieur, 1896, huile sur toile, 69 x 69 cm Paris, musée d'Orsay Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Le Séminaire rabbinique du collège juif de Guilford Street, 1912-1913, huile sur toile, 51 x 41,5 cm Schleswig, Stifung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gottorf © Stif  ung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gotto
Carl Holsøe, Intérieur, femme lisant, 1886, huile sur toile, 59 x 60 cm ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum © Ole Hein Pedersen, belong to Aros Artmuseum
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Nu féminin, 1910, huile sur toile, 172,5 x 96,5 cm Copenhague, Davids Samling © Pernille Klemp
Vilhelm Hammershøi, Intérieur avec un pot de fleurs, Bredgade 25, 1910 - 1911, huile sur toile, 78,5 x 71 cm Malmö Konstmuseum, Suède © Vilhelm Hammershøi /Mathilda Thulin / Malmö Art Museum
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