P.S. Krøyer and Paris: French Connections and Nordic Tones [Hardback]

Mette Harbo Lehmann (Author); Dominique Lobstein (Author)

ISBN: 9788772197203 | Published by: Aarhus University Press | Year of Publication: 2022 | Language: English 240p, H275 x W240 (mm) Illustrations, color
Status: Not yet published - advance orders taken

P.S. Krøyer and Paris


The lover of light': these were the words used in 1928 by a French critic seeking to describe the great Danish painter Peder Severin Krøyer (1851-1909), who had close ties to the French art scene for more than two decades. Krøyer first arrived in Paris in 1877, and his diaries and travel notes speak eloquently of the crucial impact that French art had on not just Krøyer's own development as a painter, but also on the artists' colony in Skagen and Danish art history in general.

In the book, art historians Mette Harbo Lehmann and Dominique Lobstein describe Krøyer's artistic development, progressing from the Royal Danish Art Academy's focus on Danish Golden Age tradition to the advent of Realism and the Modern Breakthrough. They show how inspiration from France can be traced in his atmospheric paintings, especially from Skagen, and point out how French Impressionism influenced Krøyer's distinctive style.

The book accompanies the exhibition Krøyer and Paris, on display at the Skagen Museum from 13 May to 18 September 2022, but also constitutes an independent contribution to the study of Krøyer's works and his French connections.

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