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Subjects : Landscape, Seascape
Keywords : 19th century, Art Nouveau, Denmark, beach, coast, conversation, evening, fashion, friendship, landscape, Painting, picture, quiet, sea, silence, sister, summer, trust, woman
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Un soir d’été à la plage de Skagen

Summer evening on Skagen beach - the artist and his wife (Danish: Sommeraften ved Skagens strand. Kunstneren og hans hustru) is an 1899 painting by Peder Severin Krøyer. One of the most famous works by Skagen painters, it depicts Krøyer with his wife Marie and his dog Rap walking on the beach in the moonlight. The Skagen painters were a close-knit group of mainly Danish artists who met every summer from the late 1870s onwards in the fishing village of Skagen, in the far north of Jutland, to paint the local fishermen and their own gatherings. Peder Severin Krøyer arrived in 1882 and quickly became the most prominent member of the group. In 1895, in a letter to his friend Oscar Björck, Krøyer wrote: "I am also thinking of painting a large portrait of my wife and myself together - but for that I will certainly need good weather, so it will not be this year". In fact, it was four years later, in the summer of 1899, that he finally created his great painting. It may have been a work dedicated to his ten-year marriage to Marie Triepcke, as illustrated in a number of photographs and sketches that he used as a basis for the work. The final result has a rather melancholy tone. Despite the magnificent setting, Marie seems distant, disappearing into the blue moonlight. Even Krøyer's faint figure seems to be struggling to support her on his arm, while the closest figure of all is Krøyer's faithful dog, Rap. After Krøyer had worked on the painting throughout the summer, he submitted it [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the impressionism styles and symbolism styles.


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