Interior on the Strandgued with the artist's wife at the table and the sun on the floor
Painting, 1901, 46.5×52 cm
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Beauty in the ordinary: “the Danish Vermeer”, Vilhelm Hammershøi
Vilhelm Hammershøi (15 May 1864, Copenhagen – 13 February 1916, Copenhagen) was a Danish painter known for his poetic, melancholic and implicit interiors, in which light and time appear motionless. Due to the artist's use of composition, light, and perspective he was dubbed “the Danish Vermeer .”
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