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This comprehensive survey, published to coincide with a major exhibition, explores the work of the Danish painter Vilhelm Hammersh°i (1864–1916). In haunting interior scenes, Hammersh°i dispensed with anecdotal detail, transforming his apartment into a series of disturbingly empty spaces. The same strange stillness can be seen in his portraits, landscapes, and city views of his native Copenhagen and of London, in all of which the passage of time appears to have been inexplicably suspended.


Expertly produced, Hammersh°i explores the singularity of the artist’s vision, placing his achievement in the context of ?n-de-siŔcle Symbolist art and examining his links with Dutch masters of the seventeenth century. Widely revered in Europe during his lifetime, Hammersh°i is now ripe for rediscovery.

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This is the catalogue of the exhibition of the works of Vilhelm Hammershoi held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London in the summer of 2008. Hammershoi is, perhaps, the most important painter to come ... Read full review


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