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A Painter of Northern Light – Krøyer and the Skagen Art Colony

Lecture on Monday 5th November 2018 at 1:45PM

Lecturer: Kathy McLauchlan
Venue: Larruperz Centre

Looking back on his work towards the end of his life, Peder Severin Krøyer recalled his work at Skagen, the Danish artists' colony at the northernmost tip of Denmark, and expressed his particular love for that time "when the sun is going down, when the moon is rising over the sea, hanging there, crystal clear, and the water, smooth as glass, reflects its light...." Krøyer was referring to the 'blue hour' of northern Scandinavian summer nights, when sea and sky appear to merge into a single luminous whole. This lecture explores Krøyer's life and work in Skagen, and evaluates the paintings that made him into one of Europe's most celebrated artists by the end of the 19th century.

Kathy McLauchlan is a course director at the V&A and freelance lecturer specialising in 19th century art history.
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