Altoon Sultan blogs about 19th century northern European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Sultan writes: "...on my most recent visit to the Met I ... was very happy to discover 3 or 4 small rooms tucked towards the rear that were full of beautiful, small landscape studies. The paintings I most admired were done by artists from northern Europe: Scandinavia––Denmark, Norway, Sweden––Flanders, and Germany... The work seemed very close to American Luminist painting in its clarity of light and form, its classic layering of space, and its modest size."
Altoon Sultan recounts her discovery of figure paintings and portraits from the Danish Golden Age. She writes: "During this period in the first half of the 19th century there was an outpouring of beautiful, sensitive, and rather modest painting." Her post examines paintings by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Constantin Hansen, Christen Købke, and Wilhelm Marstrand.
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