Write what you know!
The advise given to writers is, "Write what you know about." Painters aren't bound by this concept, but in Skagen it seems, that most of the artists did paint family members and what they saw everyday around town. Most of the collection in Skagen's museum is full of local subjects and local scenes. There seemed to be two styles popular with Michael Ancher. First, the heavy naturalism in Danish painting that moved into a more colorful , lighter and brighter style influenced by French Impressionism--which I like very much.
Prior to walking through the museum I had no appreciation for the heavier style of Danish painting. However, as I stepped into one of the rooms of the museum, I came face-to-face with this bigger than life, death bed scene. Immobilize by the raw truth of the moment, hot, burning tears flowed spontaneously from my eyes. That particular day happened to be the first year anniversity of a dear friend's death. I hadn't been thinking about it but the reality of the painting reminded me of the devastation suffered, by his friends and family.
I continued through the museum and took a second look at these dark, almost photographic paintings and saw the revealed history of Skagen and it's residents.
- Historical Travel
- Museum Visits
- Arts and Culture
the danish language
In Norway we often joke about the Danish language. It's often hard to understand, and we wonder why it got this way. They have a very strange pronounciation, like they have a potato in their mouth and they never finish their words, it's like they're swallow it instead,
So this is a video made by some Norwegian comics about the danish language. So all danes please don't be affended, this is just for fun Yahoo
skagen and its artists
skagen is very famous for it's special light. that's why many painters and artists stayed in skagen. most famous painters are michael and anna ancher which helped to make skagen famous. also today many artists live in skagen and get inspired of the light.