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Anna Ancher

View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

Gendered Interiors

Posted: May 10, 2013
Category: Anna Ancher
When Anna Ancher painted rooms in her family home in Skagen, Denmark, she presented very different images when she associated herself versus her husband with the represented space. Depictions of...
Expressionist painting of a man and two women wearing white headscarves walking through a waist-high wheat field. The man and the woman following in the back carry scythes to cut the wheat.

Shedding Light: A Curator’s Perspective on Anna Ancher

Posted: May 9, 2013
Category: Anna Ancher
"If you ask Danes to name a woman artist, they will say Anna Ancher," declared Skagens Museum curator Mette Bøgh Jensen in an enlightening gallery talk of A World Apart:...
Expressionist painting of a man and two women wearing white headscarves walking through a waist-high wheat field. The man and the woman following in the back carry scythes to cut the wheat.

Daring Danish Designer Nanna Ditzel (Part 2 of 2)

Posted: May 2, 2013
Category: Anna Ancher
In honor of A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony, on view through May 12, 2013, we’re researching other delightful, innovative, and interesting Danish women in the...
View of a gallery space. On a white wall, it says "A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony."

Daring Danish Designer Nanna Ditzel (Part 1 of 2)

Posted: May 1, 2013
Category: Anna Ancher
In honor of A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony, on view through May 12, 2013, we’re researching other delightful, innovative, and interesting Danish women in the...
View of a gallery space. On a white wall, it says "A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony."

Traditional Roots: Family Paintings in “A World Apart”

Posted: April 18, 2013
Category: Anna Ancher
Unsurprisingly, Skagen artists found willing models in their family members. Anna and Michael Ancher painted each other as well as other members of the close-knit Brøndum family, as shown in...
View of a gallery space. On a white wall, it says "A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony."

Through Artists’ Eyes: Skagen Painters as Models

Posted: March 28, 2013
Category: Anna Ancher
Anna Ancher is the face of A World Apart, but hers is not the only visage gracing canvases. The Skagen artists painted the local townspeople but also modeled for each...
View of a gallery space. On a white wall, it says "A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony."

Danish artist Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen (Part 2 of 2)

Posted: March 22, 2013
Category: Anna Ancher
In the early 1890s, Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen aligned with “The Free Exhibition,” a Danish artists’ association that mirrored the pan-European rebellion against conservative art institutions. The group included Harald and...
View of a gallery space. On a white wall, it says "A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony."

Skagen artist Marie Triepcke Krøyer: Part 1 of 2

Posted: February 21, 2013
Category: Anna Ancher
A tragic figure in the circle of the Skagen art colony, Marie Triepcke Krøyer (1867–1940), famously considered the most beautiful woman in Denmark in her youth, was a talented painter...
View of a gallery space. On a white wall, it says "A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony."