Danish painter Anna Ancher (1859-1935) – exhibition in The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen 2020 – topics from daily life in Skagen: light, colors, simplicity, landscape, religion, communities and portraits.

 

 

 

 

Dansk maler Anne Ancher (1859-1935) – retrospektiv udstilling på Statens Museum for Kunst i København 8. februar – 24. maj 2020 – emner omkring daglig liv i Skagen: lys, farver, enkelhed, landskab, religion, fælleskaber og portrætter.

 

 

 

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition Anna Ancher in The National Gallery of Denmark – Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen:

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The national Gallery of Denmark – Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Anna Ancher exhibition, The National Gallery of Denmark:

Anna Ancher Exhibition. Photo 10. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, Solskin i den blå stue, 1891. Skagen Museum. 

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Anna Ancher, Solskin i den blå stue, 2891, Skagen Museum. Photo 10. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Anna Ancher is born 1859 in Skagen as daughter of grocer- and inn owner Erik Brøndum  (1820-90) and Ane Hedvig (1826-1916).

1875-78 Anne Ancher studied painting on Vilhelm Kyhn´s private drawing- and painting school for woman in Copenhagen.

In 1880 Anne Ancher married painter Michael Ancher and took up residence in Skagen – a small fishing village on “top” of Jutland at the coasts of Skagerak  Sea and Kattegat Sea.

From january to June 1889 Anna Ancher visited Paris with her husband painter Michael Ancher (1851-1927) and received personal teaching by french painter Puvis de Chavannes (1824-1898).

From 1898-1913 the couple spent their winter in a villa in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen.

 

Anna Ancher 1859-1935:

Introduction first plate:

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Anna Ancher. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Anna Ancher main motives are the daily life – family, friends, woman working in their homes with children, memorable days as christening ceremony, funeral service and landscapes.

Anna Ancher painting style is unique with focus on light and color with inspiration of french naturalism and french impressionism.

 

Introduction second plate:

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Anna Ancher. Introduction. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The retrospective exhibition “Anna Ancher” in The National Gallery of Denmark has 7 topics:

LIGHT, COLORS, SIMPLICITY, LANDSCAPE, RELIGION, COMMUNITIES and PORTRAITS.

 

 

Topic LIGHT:

Introduction

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Topic LIGHT. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, Pigen i køkkenet, 1883 og 1886, Den Hirschsprungske Samling.

Anna Ancher, Girl in the kitchen, 1883 and 1886.

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Anna Ancher, Pigen i køkkenet, 1883 og 1886, Den Hirschsprungske Samling. Photo den 10. march 2020 af Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher Anna Ancher, Syende fiskerpige, ca. 1899, Randers Kunstmuseum. 

Anna Ancher, A fisherman´s girl sewing, around 1899.

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Anna Ancher, Syende fiskerpige, ca. 1899, Randers Kunstmuseum.  Anna Ancher, A fisherman´s girl sewing, around 1899. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher Exhibition:

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Anna Ancher exhibition. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna og Michael Ancher, 1912-1914, Skagens Kunstmuseer:

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Anna and Michael Ancher, Photo 1912-1914, Skagens Kunstmuseer. Photo 10. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher

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Anna Ancher. Photo 4. march by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Anna Ancher, To småpiger får undervisning i syning, 1907

Anna Ancher, Two little girls being taught how to sew, 1907

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Anna Ancher, to småpiger får undevisning i syning, 1907. Skagens Kustmuseer. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, Interiør med klematis, 1913

Anna Ancher, Interior with clematis, 1913

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Anna Ancher, Interiør med klematis, 1913, Skagens Kunstmuseer. Photo 4. march 2020 af Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, Interiør med ung pige der fletter sit hår, 1901

Anna Ancher, A young girl plaiting her hair, 1901

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Anna Ancher, Interiør med ung pige der fletter sit hår, 1901. Statens Museum for Kunst. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher Exhibition 2020.

Topic LIGHT:

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Anna Ancher Exhibition 2020, Topic LIGHT. Photo 10.march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, Aftensol i kunstnerens atelier på Markvej, tidligst 1913, Skagens Kunstmuseer:

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Anna Ancher, Aftensol i kunstnerens atelier på Markvej, tidligst 1913, Skagens Kunstmuseer. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, Aftensol i kunstnerens atelier på Markvej, tidligst 1913, Skagen Kunstmuseer:

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Anna Ancher, Aftensol i kunstnerens atelier på Markvej, tidligst 1913, Skagen Kunstmuseeer. Photo 10. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Topic COLOURS:

Anna Ancher Exhibition 2020

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Topic COLOURS. Anna Ancher Exhibition 2020. Photo 10. march a 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, Lille pige med blomst, 1885

Anna Ancher, Little girl with flower, 1885

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Anna Ancher, Lille pige med blomster, 1885. Anna Ancher,  Little girl with flower, 1885. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, Aftenbøn

Anna Ancher, Evening prayer.

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Anna Ancher, Aftenbøn. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher and Paris 1885 and 1889:

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Anna Ancher in Paris 1885 and 1889. Photo 10. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, Pastelæske/Box of Pastels, Lefranc & Bourgeois, Frankrig Skagens Kunstmuseer:

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Anna Ancher. Pastelæske/Box of Pastels, Lefranc & Bourgeois, Frankrig. Photo 10. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Anna Ancher, Interiør med stol og plante, 1885-1890, Skagens Kunstmuseer (top):

Anna Ancher, John Brøndum spiller harmonika i den røde stue 1885-1890 (bottom):

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Anna Ancher, Interiør med stol og plante, 1885-1890, Skagens Kunstmuseer (top) og Anna Ancher, John Brøndum spiller harmonika i den røde stue, 1885-1890, Photo 10. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, Fru Brøndum i den røde stue, ca. 1910, Skagen Kunstmuseer.

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Anna Ancher, Fru Brøndum i den røde stue, ca. 1910. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Anna Ancher, Kunstnerens moder læsende ved vinduet i den blå stue, 1912

Anna Ancher, The artist mother reading at the window in the blue room, 1912

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Anna Ancher, Kunstnerens moder læsende ved vinduet i den blå stue, 1912. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Anna Ancher, Kunstnerens mor Ane Hedvig Brøndum  i den røde stue, 1909. Statens Museum for Kunst.

Anna Ancher, The artist mother Ane Hedvig Brøndum in the red room, 1909. The National Gallery of Denmark:

 

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Anna Ancher, Kunstnerens mor Ane Hedevig Brøndum i den røde stue, 1909, Statens Museum for Kunst. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Anna Ancher:

on top: En pige i haven ved sommertid, Skagen 1914, Skagen Kunstmuseer.

A girl in the garden in summertime, Skagen 1914.

Bottom:

Ung pige mellem valmuer 1910, Privateje.

Young girl between poppies 1910, Private.

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Anna Ancher. paintings. Photo 4. marsh 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Topic SIMPLICITY:

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Topic Simplicity. Photo 4. mach 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, I middagsstunden, 1914, Sorø Kunstmuseum.

Anna Ancher, At noon, 1914.

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Anna Ancher, I middagsstunden, 1914., Sorø Kunstmuseum. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher exhibition:

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Anna Ancher exhibition 2020. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Anna Ancher, En ung pige der plukker en svane, ca. 1900.

Anna Ancher, A young girl plucking a swan, around 1900.

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Anna Ancher, En ung pige der plukker en svane, ca. 1900. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Anna Ancher

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Anna Ancher. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Topic LANDSCAPE:

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Topic Landscape. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, Både ved Sønderstrand, Måneskin, ca. 1883, Skagens Kunstmuseer:

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Anna Ancher. Både ved Sønderstrand, Måneskin, ca. 1883, Skagens Kunstmuseer. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, Måneklar aften ved Skagens Fyrtårn, 1904, Museum Kunst der Westkuste, Alkersum/FOHR:

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Anna Ancher, Måneklar aften ved Skagens Fyrtårn, 1904, Museum Kunst der Westkuste, Alkersum/FOHR. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, Legende børn på Skagen Strand, ca. 1905, Skagens Kunstmuseer:

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Anna Ancher, Legende børn på Skagen Strand, ca. 1905, Skagens Kunstmuseer. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, I Høstens Tid, 1901, Fuglsang Kunstmuseum:

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Anna Ancher, I Høstens Tid, 1901, Fuglsang Kunstmuseum. Photo 4. march 2010 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, Høstarbejdere,1905, Skagens Kunstmuseer:

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Anna Ancher, Høstarbejdere,1905, Skagens Kunstmuseer. Phoot 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher

 

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Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher, Karl og Pige. Sommeraften,  ca.1896. Privateje.

Anna Ancher. Farm hand and woman. Summer evening, 1896, Private.

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Anna Ancher, Karl og pige, Sommeraften, ca 1896. Privateje. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, Aftenmøde ved havegærdet, ca. 1903, MSJ – Kunstmuseet Brundlund Slot:

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Anna Ancher, Aftenmøde ved havegærdet, ca. 1903, MSJ – Kunstmuseet Brundlund Slot. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher

 

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Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher, Østerbyvej, ca. 1915, Skagens Kunstmuseer:

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Anna Ancher, Østerbyvej, ca. 1915, Skagens Kunstmuseer. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, Daphnesvej, ca. 1915. Skagens Kunstmuseer:

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Anna Ancher, Daphnesvej, ca. 1915. Skagens Kunstmuseer. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Anna Ancher was inspired of european realism, french naturalism and symbolism.

 

Symbolism was defined as “arte pur” – a symbiose of spirit, mind and expression. 

Symbolism was described by Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine in  1850-1900.

 

The following 3 painting of Anne Ancher can have been inspired of symbolism:

Anna Ancher, Gule Iris, ca. 1897-98

Anna Ancher, Yellow Irises, around 1897-98

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Anna Ancher, Gule Iris, ca. 1897-98. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher, Sorg 1902, Skagens Kunstmuseer

Anna Ancher, Sorrow, 1902, Skagens Kunstmuseer.

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Anna Ancher, Sorg, 1902, Skagens Kunstmuseer. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Topic RELIGION:

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Topic Religion. Anna Ancher exhibition 2020. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher

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Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher, Et missionsmøde, 1903, Skagens Kunstmuseer:

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Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher, Et missionsmøde, 1903, Skagens Kunstmuseer:

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Anna Ancher, Et missionsmøde, 1903, Skagens Kunstmuseer. Photo 10. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher

 

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Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher, En begravelse, 1891, Statens Museum for Kunst:

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Anna Ancher, En begravelse, 1891, Statens Museum for Kunst. Photo 10. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, På vej til kirke, ca. 1915, Collection of Ambassador John L Loeb Jn.:

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Anna Ancher, På vej til kirke, ca. 1915,Collection of Ambassador John L Loeb Jn. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik k Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher

Topic COMMUNITIES:

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Topic Communities.

Anna Ancher, En vaccination 1899, Skagens Kunstmuseer:

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Anna Ancher, En vaccination 1899, Skagens Kunstmuseer. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher

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Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher

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Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher

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Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher

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Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher

The Skagen colony

Skagenskolonien:

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Anna Ancher Exhibition 2020

Topic PORTRAITS:

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Topic PORTRAITS Anne Ancher Exhibition 2020

Anna Ancher

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Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher, De nye jagtstøvler, 1903, Skagens kunstmuseer:

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Anna Ancher, De nye jagtstøvler, 1903, Skagens kunstmuseer. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher, Stuen med de blå gardiner, ca. 1892, Skagens Kunstmuseer:

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Anna Ancher, Stuen med de blå gardiner, ca. 1892, Skagens Kunstmuseer. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Anna Ancher

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Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher, Interiør med røde valmuer, 1905, Skagens Kunstmuseer:

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Anna Ancher, Interiør med røde valmuer, 1905, Skagens Kunstmuseer. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

The National Gallery of Denmark – Statens Museum for Kunst.

Exhibition Anna Ancher:

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The National Gallery of Denmark – Statens Museum for Kunst. Exhibition Anna Ancher 2020. Photo 4. march 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

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Melby, North Sealand 7. march 2020

Best wishes

Erik

 

Opdateret den 10. marts 2020

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