Smartphone application

Smartphone application

Follow in the footsteps of Hammershøi. Let your smartphone link up art, past, and present.

Striving for calm and intimicy

A story of conservation

X-ray revealed corrections to a painting’s composition, offering new insights into Hammershøi´s working process.

Accompanying book

Accompanying book

The accompanying book contributes with aspects on Hammershøi’s works in a European perspective.

Naja Marie Aidt's introduction to the exhibition

Naja Marie Aidt and Hammershøi

Read the text written especially for the exhibition based on Hammershøi’s works.

Hammershøi and Europe

Exhibition period: 4 February – 20 May 2012

 

The great spring exhibition of 2012 served a dual purpose: The exhibition presented the Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) and his art as a phenomenon in itself. In addition to this the exhibition took a new – and investigative – approach to Hammershøi by having his art enter into a dialogue with fellow European artists of his day.

 

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Arrangements
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Arrangements

The painting best known as Whistler’s Mother had a tremendous impact on the art scene in general and on Hammershøi in particular. Whistler’s painting is characterised by a stringent composition.

Landscapes
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Landscapes

Hammershøi’s landscapes are both sober and dreamlike. Landscapes were depicted in a great many different ways at the time, ranging from de-romanticised landscapes to scenes laden with symbolic significance.

Myths without Narratives
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Myths without Narratives

The painting Artemis is atypical of Hammershøi’s overall oeuvre. The title refers to mythology, but we do not see a narrative described in the painting.

Introverted figures
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Introverted Figures

An introspective figure engrossed in reading or a domestic pursuit such as knitting was a central motif within the arts in Hammershøi’s day.

Visiting information

 

Opening hours
Tuesday -Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Monday closed

Admission
Adults 95 DKK
Seniors 75 DKK
Students & youth u. 25 65 DKK
Children u. 18 free
SMK Members free

 

Further visiting information

 

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About Hammershøi

About Hammershøi

Certainly among the preeminent Danish artists. Watch the portrait film and read the biography.

Living inside the painting
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Living inside the painting

Hammershøi’s homes served as his studio and subject matter.

Sponsors and foundations

Hammershøi and Europe is supported by Bikubenfonden.

 

Read about who has also supported the exhibition.