Self-portrait by Karl Madsen (1885). Altho largely unknown as a painter today, he was one of the first realist artists who came to Skagen and he became the first director of Skagens Museum after 14 years as director of the National Gallery of Denmark, SMK. He was born on this day in Copenhagen 1855. #karlmadsen
BRRRRRRR! The annual 'Winter swimming festival' starts in Skagen today, also on this day in 1924 the first Winter Olympics started in Chamonix in the French Alps. Sketch by Krøyer (who preferred the outdoors in the summer) #krøyer#pederseverinkrøyer
Swedish painter Oscar Björck was born #onthisday 1860. Björck first came to Skagen in 1882 and returned the two following summers, not only for the scenery, but - according to himself - equally because the warmth and hospitality of the other artists in the colony. This is the portrait he painted on Peder Severin Krøyer for the frieze in Brøndums dining room. #oscarbjörck#brøndumsspisesal
'Dear Søren. Let me get straight to the point. It would not be possible to give you more than a week to finish your painting. Afterwards - when it is completely dry - I am willing to sit a few more times for you, when you are finishing the glazing. I must have my days and evenings free. I also have to make a living from my own work.' - Drachmann to P.S. Krøyer, 12 January 1907. The painting referred to is this 'By the fireplace', pic from the brand new minor adjustment made to the exhibition 'Fokus' #skagensmuseum#krøyer
Today’s 150th birthday boy, Johannes Wilhjelm, as painted by Michael Ancher for the portrait frieze at the museum. Wilhelm was a student of both Krøyer and Zahrtmann, but only started visiting the Artist’s colony after the former’s death in 1909. He eventually bought a house in Skagen in 1916. #johanneswilhjelm#michaelancher#brøndumsspisesal
150 years today! Johannes Wilhjelm (1868-1938) is one of the lesser known Skagen painters, and from the same generation of artists as Einar Hein. This is Wilhjelm's ‘The artist’s children in the garden at the house in Skagen’ , 1916.
Next year will – amongst other good things – bring an extensive retrospective exhibition of Wilhjelms works, made possible together with our good friends at @fuglsangkunstmuseum and @ribe_kunstmuseum #johanneswilhjelm
Vibeke Krøyer, only child of Peder Severin Krøyer, was born 5 January 1895, six years after her parents met in Paris.
After the divorce in 1905, Vibeke stayed with her father in Skagen while Marie moved to Sweden with Hugo Alfvén. She later became a journalist, as well as an actor in several plays and silent movies during the 1910s. She died in 1985 in Sweden. This is her in her younger days in Skagen, rocking a Princess Leia hairstyle #krøyer#vibekekrøyer
'If it's dark outside, shine your light' Skagen painter Viggo Johansen was born 3 January 1851 and first came to Skagen some 24 years later, right after ending his studies at the Academy in Copenhagen. Here, in the small isolated fishing village he met, and later married, Anna Ancher’s cousin Martha, who soon became his favorite model. 'By the piano. The artist's wife and children' 1891/1892 #viggojohansen
Happppy New Year from Michael Ancher and Krøyer and the rest of us in Skagen and thank you so much for tagging along so far - either here, or on some of our other Instagram accounts: @anchershus, @kunstkonservator @skagenskunstmuseer, @drachmannshus or @museumsbutik
- see you in a 2018, have a GREAT evening 🍾🍸💥🦄⭐✴#skagensmuseum
Woooo ... Is that a new and exciting year that we can spot in the horizon there? 🍾"A young couple by night at Skagen beach" by Valdemar Irminger, 1900. Artist Valdemar Irminger was born #onthisday 167 years ago - as a painting professor he taught amongst others, a young Karen Blixen and Helga Ancher. Especially the latter became very inspired by his romantic style which often featured animals as the main motif #valdemarirminger#skagensmuseum
Painter and co-founder of Skagens Museum Laurits Tuxen was born #onthisday in 1853. During his career he travelled widely painting portraits for Europe's royal families, while his motifs in Skagen mostly were landscapes, as well aspaintings of his family, friends and garden. Portrait of Tuxen and his 2nd wife Frederikke, in the garden of their house in Skagen. Painted by Julius Paulsen, 1907 #lauritstuxen#tuxen#juliuspaulsen
'Jutland! Salient land you are / Lofty land with woods afar! / Wild in the west, the sand’s expanse / Rises in place of the mountain’s dance. / Waters of Baltic and Northern Seas / At Skagen meet, the eye to please'. 'The Skaw Spit' painted by Michael Ancher, words by Hans Christian Andersen. #michaelancher#hanschristianandersen
From the Jacob Rantzau exhibition closing on 29 December. The exhibition features sketches and paintings influenced by Oscar Björcks ‘Launching the boat’, but with the artist himself and his spouse as the main motif #jacobrantzau#skagensmuseum
Carl Locher was born on 21 November 1851 in Flensburg which was then part of the southern region of Denmark. From an early age he took an interest in marine painting and received his first training from his father who painted ship portraits for a living.
Even before he began his studies at the Academy in 1872, he managed to spend a couple of months in Skagen and kept visiting whenever he had the chance. Ultimately, in 1910, he had a house built in Skagen where he and his family lived until his death. #carllocher#etching