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1:20 scale model of the exhibition – a dollhouse

1:20 scale model of the exhibition – a dollhouse

Hammershøi | 15.jun.2011

Building the exhibition in a dollhouse

The preparations for the exhibition Hammershøi and Europe are well underway. At present we are outlining the layout and sequence of the exhibition and are hanging works in a 1:20 scale model – a kind of cardboard dollhouse – of the two main exhibition rooms in the western part of the Gallery.

The first person you will "meet" at the exhibition is the central character of the show: The artist Vilhelm Hammershøi, who was born in 1864 and died in 1916. We have always believed that it would be a good idea to begin with him, so the opening painting of the exhibition will be one of his remarkable self-portraits – as is illustrated to the left in this model.

The painting was painted during Ida and Vilhelm Hammershøi’s honeymoon in Paris in 1891.

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