Hammershøi: Musée Jacquemart-André, Part 4

42 1880 Landscape with a Row of Trees by Leslie HossackLandscape with a Row of Trees (1880)
Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Danish Art Collection

32 1888 Paysage de Virum près de Frederiksdal, été by Leslie HossackLandscape from Virum near Frederiksdal, summer (1888)
Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Danish Art Collection

14 1900 Landscape Stockholm, Thielska Galleriet by Leslie HossackLandscape (1900)
Collection: Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm

40 1905 Landscape from Lejre by Leslie HossackLandscape from Lejre (1905)
Collection: Nationalmuseum, Stolkholm

41 1909 Landscape By Leslie HossackLandscape (1909)
Private Collection

all photographs © 2019 Leslie Hossack

The Vilhelm Hammershøi landscape paintings shown above were photographed by Leslie Hossack in 2019, at the exhibition entitled Hammershøi: The Master of Danish Painting, at the Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris.

These landscapes provide a welcome breath of fresh air after the staged silence and stifling stillness of many of Hammershøi’s paintings previously posted here on Haute Vitrine. The first work above was painted when he was only 16 years old and the last one was created almost 30 years later.

“In the first half of the nineteenth century, the Danish Golden Age painters particularly excelled in the art of landscape painting. Hammershøi followed this tradition, but gave his works a very different meaning and atmosphere. The landscape that he painted at the age of sixteen and which represents a diagonal row of trees in the countryside (the Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Danish Art Collection) is in line with the landscapes painted by his illustrious predecessors, but his subsequent landscapes do not demonstrate the same connection with nature. The artist imbued his landscapes with an implacable detachment, transforming them into interior landscapes.”
Press Kit, Hammershøi: The Master of Danish Painting, Musée Jacquemart-André and Culturespaces (2019)

Hammershøi’s oeuvre consists of landscapes, portraits, architecture, nudes and interiors. However, it was his interiors that were the most popular in his lifetime (1864-1916) and continue to draw the strongest response today. Hammershøi painted over 100 interiors in the various apartments he shared with his wife Ida in Copenhagen. Their home was both his studio and a major motif in his work.

Over a century ago, Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi elevated
“Stay At Home. Work At Home.” to an art form.

Leslie Hossack’s Hammershøi Photographs are part of a larger body of work that explores Hitler’s Berlin, Stalin’s Moscow, Mussolini’s Rome, Churchill’s London, contested sites in Jerusalem, the NATO Headquarter Camp in Kosovo, buildings linked to the Japanese Canadian internment during WWII, the D-Day landing beaches of Normandy, the Nazi-occupied Channel Islands, Scotland’s Freemasons and Sigmund Freud’s Vienna.

To view more photographs by Leslie Hossack, please visit lesliehossack.com

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