Sunday, August 15, 2010

Life is not a problem to be solved

I love open air museums and there is one in Skagen. One of the houses portrays living conditions around 1850 to 1875 for a wealthy fisherman. It is always exciting for me to see the old textiles. And I took some photos. Life was extremely hard, and many fishermen died at sea. The Skagen painters portrayed these people heartrendingly. The painting of the two women and their loss is a preliminary study for a very famous painting by Michael Ancher called The drowned Fisherman 1896


  1. I like your title. Is it heartless of me to notice the shawls the women are wearing in the painting? The style you are working on, I think.

  2. What a wonderful museum! Thank you so much for sharing these treasures - I would never get to see in person!!

  3. The quote is Søren Kierkegaard 1813-1855. I do not think it is heartless. Every hard working Danish woman and girl wore tie shawls these days. It was a new thing at that time for artists to paint and write about ordinary poor people and it was done with empathy.


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