Monday, July 14, 2008

Vilhelm Hammershøi

Last weekend, spent two hours at the Royal Academy, browsing their exhibition on Vilhelm Hammershøi. It made me as happy as their previous show of Art from Russia. I found his painting of his sister ("Portrait of a young woman") extremely moving, and I loved how you could tell that the light on the walls in "Sunbeams or Sunshine" is actually light which has been reflected from the floor. The image in "Street in London" is just how the road outside the British Museum looks today, but with loads of traffic and huge crowds added.

A very quiet, peaceful evening, and the tea and crumpets afterwards were lovely!