It was in 2012 that I saw a variation from this artwork by Peder Severin Krøyer and fell in love with the art that was made by the artistgroup living in Skagen. Being here with the official artwork and being back in Skagen was such a wonderful experience. Art can definately make you feel all kind of emotions.
The train service to Skagen began operating in 1890, making the town a popular destination for the bourgeois families of Danish market towns. These summer visitors had money to spend, and Michael Ancher started selling more paintings than ever before, especially after he began to take commissions for portraits. Ancher painted many portraits of the "ladies of leisure" who visited Skagen. Portraits by Michael Ancher #michaelancher#skagensmuseum#ladiesofleisure
In Anna and Michael Ancher’s household, a succession of young girls were employed to help with the domestic chores. This left Anna free to concentrate on her art on an equal footing with her husband. However, the young Skagen girls often had to abandon their domestic duties to sit for the two artists. The works here show the two local girls, Maren Sofie Olsen and Maren Brems in different occasions. Maren Brems was a nanny and maidservant at the Anchers from years 1887 to 1892. #michaelancher#skagensmuseum
Til vores museumsbutik har vi designet vores helt egen malerkittel med inspiration fra de kitler skagensmalerne brugte. Malerkittel til børn i 100% hør, kommer i to størrelser og er lavet så det er nemt for de mindste selv at tage på, når kreativiteten skal have frie tøjler. Kitlerne er lavet i samarbejde med det danske samsø-baserede tekstilmærke LINNEN by Krebs. Du finder dem i vores butik eller på vores webshop. Psst! De findes også til hende & ham #skagensmuseum
Repost from @skagensmuseum - It was only in 1890 that the railroad was extended to Skagen and an actual (passable) road to Denmark’s northernmost town was never finished until 1931. So when the artists started coming to Skagen in the 1870s it would either be by boat or often as a passenger with the horse-drawn mail coach is driving along beach on its way from Frederikshavn to Skagen. Carl Locher - 'The mail coach', 1885. #skagensmuseum#carllocher#skagen
From the permanent collection: The final version of 'The drowned fisherman', 1896 is a principal work of Michael Ancher's and one of the most iconic and also the largest painting, he ever painted.
Ancher got the idea for this painting after a dramatic event in 1894 in which two fishermen drowned at work. One of them was the fisherman and rescuer Lars Kruse, who was already made famous in Denmark in 1879 when Holger Drachmann wrote a short story about his heroism. Several national newspapers thus mentioned about Kruse’s funeral. #michaelancher#skagensmuseum
It was only in 1890 that the railroad was extended to Skagen and an actual (passable) road to Denmark’s northernmost town was never finished until 1931. So when the artists started coming to Skagen in the 1870s it would either be by boat or often as a passenger with the horse-drawn mail coach is driving along beach on its way from Frederikshavn to Skagen. Carl Locher - 'The mail coach', 1885. #skagensmuseum#carllocher#skagen
Jeg besøgte Skagens Museum i dag, og jeg måtte igen dvæle ved dette mesterværk af Michael Ancher - "Den druknede". Værket, der på en gang både er dystert, alvorligt, fascinerende og smukt er et af mine absolutte favoritter, fordi det fortæller om en af de barske konsekvenser, som datidens fiskere og deres familier måtte kalkulere med.#skagensmuseum#michaelancher#skagensmalerne#skagen
Repost from @skagensmuseum - Michael Ancher's 'On a garden path', ... alternatively titled 'Texting your BFF in the late 1800s (After you just got the new Huawei Pro in Pink Gold)'. 😎📱
Have a great chilled out Sunday #michaelancher#skagensmuseum
Michael Ancher's 'On a garden path', ... alternatively titled 'Texting your BFF in the late 1800s (After you just got the new Huawei Pro in Pink Gold)'. 😎📱
Have a great chilled out Sunday #michaelancher#skagensmuseum
One of the smaller, yet central pieces in the current Michael Ancher exhibition closing on 26 August: Young girl from 1887. The sitter is the twelve-year-old Maren Brems, who at this point already had been a maid in the Ancher household for three years. Her domestic chores were often replaced by work as a model, and in this case Ancher has made optimum use of her delicate colouring in a masterful play of light and colour reminiscent of the pastels created by his wife, Anna.#michaelancher#skagensmuseum
P.S. Krøyer made a large pastel drawing of the artist colony at Skagen in 1903 gathered with the local community around the midsommer bonfire. Three years later he finished the large painting 'Midsummer Eve Bonfire on Skagen Beach', which is today part of @skagensmuseum's collection. The founder of The Hirschsprung Collection, tobacco manufacturer Heinrich Hirschsprung, was a close friend of Krøyer and today the almost 3 metre long pastel drawing is part of our collection. It has just undergone an extensive conservation and is now part of our exhibition 'The allure of colour. Pastels from Anna Ancher to P.S Krøyer'. Our friends at @skagensmuseum have made this short video with the two works blending together - swipe to see the full pastel and the finished painting!
During my time in Denmark, I've had the chance to learn a bit about the Skagen Painters, especially P.S. Krøyer and Marie Krøyer. Even got to go to their hometown and see some of their art. Here's some of it.
Michael Ancher’s great respect for his wife and her work gave rise to a wide range of paintings of Anna. A few of the portraits of her from our summer exhibition on Michael Ancher #michaelancher#skagensmuseum
The first sketches for Peder Severin Krøyer's large and stately painting of a Midsummer Eve bonfire were made 14 years before the painting was finally finished in 1906. One of the most elaborate studies is the big pastel that belongs to @hirschsprungskesamling and is one of the central works in their new pastel exhibition. This is a detail from their pastel mixed with the final artwork at Skagens Museum #pederseverinkrøyer#pskrøyer#hirschsprungske#skagensmuseum
A coffee and cake break in the museum café. Our café is located in the Garden House, an old building which served as the first home residence and studio of Anna and Michael Ancher. #skagensmuseum#skagen