Monday, 7 November 2016

Christiaan Kuitwaard / Vilhelm Hammershøi

Vilhelm Hammershøi
Open doors, interior with woman in a white chair
oil on canvas
57 x 49 cm

The Danish Painter Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864–1916) lived from 1898 to 1909 in an apartment in Strandgade 30 in Copenhagen. There he created some of his best works. In the rooms in this apartment Hammershøi dedicated himself to painting interiors, windows and light, which he depicted again and again. Silent sensitive works in grey and brown shades. One of the paintings Hammershøi made during that period was ‘Open doors, interior with a woman in a white chair’ (1900). In 2006 I painted an elaboration of this work by ‘cleaning’ the room, removing the table and Hammerhoi’s wife. I also exchanged the chair with my own chair.
Christiaan Kuitwaard, 2016

Christiaan Kuitwaard (NL)
interieur, 24.03.2006 / in response to Hammershøi’s interior with woman in a white chair
oil on canvas on wood
57 x 49 cm

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