Krøyer og Paris: Franske forbindelser og nordiske toner

Translated title of the contribution: Krøyer and Paris: French Connections and Nordic Colours

Mette Harbo Lehmann, Dominique Lobstein

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‘A lover of light’: in 1912, a French critic used these words to describe the great Danish painter Peder Severin Krøyer, who had close ties to the French art scene for more than two decades. Krøyer first visited Paris in 1877, and his many letters clearly show the impact French art had on Krøyer’s own development as a painter, on the artists’ colony in Skagen, and on Danish art history in general.
In Krøyer and Paris. French Connections and Nordic Colours, art historians Mette Harbo Lehmann and Dominique Lobstein describe Krøyer’s artistic development from the Golden Age tradition favoured by the Danish academy to Naturalism and the Modern Breakthrough. They show how inspiration from France can be traced in his painting technique and his open-air paintings from Skagen, revealing how French Naturalism made its mark on Krøyer’s distinctive style.
Translated title of the contributionKrøyer and Paris: French Connections and Nordic Colours
Original languageDanish
Place of PublicationAarhus
PublisherAarhus Universitetsforlag
Number of pages323
ISBN (Print)9788772195438, 9788772198965
ISBN (Electronic)9788772198989
Publication statusPublished - May 2022
EventKrøyer og Paris. Franske forbindelser og nordiske toner - Skagens Kunstmuseum, Skagen, Denmark
Duration: 13 May 202218 Sep 2022


ExhibitionKrøyer og Paris. Franske forbindelser og nordiske toner
LocationSkagens Kunstmuseum
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  • Peder Severin Krøyer
  • art
  • 1800-1900
  • Jules Bastien-Lepage
  • Krøyer's School
  • The Artist's Study School
  • The Paris Salon
  • Skagen Painters
  • Scandinavian Artists in Paris
  • The 1888 French Art Exhibition in Copenhagen
  • Naturalism
  • Impressionism

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