Lecture – VILHELM HAMMERSHØI

detail of a painting by V. Hammershoi, "Interior with Young Woman from Behind (1904)

CALM ON THE SURFACE

An illustrated talk by Regina Haggo in conjunction with “Painting Tranquility”, an exhibition of work by Hammershøi at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Vilhelm Hammershøi, a Danish painter (1864-1916) lived in unsettled times but was described by his contemporaries as a painter of tranquility. Probably Denmark’s most famous artist, he’s best known for his modernist paintings of women in interiors, but these owe as much to tradition as they do to contemporary art. This lecture explores these apparent contradictions.

Regina Haggo is an art historian, public speaker, and former professor of art history in New Zealand who also writes a weekly column about art for the Hamilton Spectator.

Tuesday April 26, 7-8 PM

Tickets $10 each
Available from the Carnegie Gallery.
(905) 627-4265
10 King St. W. Dundas
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Image (detail view); Vilhelm Hammershøi Interior with Young Woman from Behind (1904)

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