Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dutch Master

I recently discovered the Danish painter Carl Holsoe (1863-1935).  How have I never known of his work before now?  I have spent the past few days mesmerized by his subjects.  The women, whether working, thinking, reading or merely in repose are infinitely interesting to me.  And the rooms which they inhabit are so detailed, giving the onlooker a real sense of decor and furniture from the turn of the last century.  Here are some amazing examples of his work.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.














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10 comments:

Karena said...

Holsoe's works of art are like snapshots of that era, with soul!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

The Armchair Parisian said...

Thank you for sharing these. Now I will have to track down where some are on exhibit....

Brandi said...

These are beautiful! I love the detail of the rooms. Interesting how he never shows any of the faces...

Fran said...

These pictures are really lovely. Thank you for introducing us to this artist.

Lisa Fergus said...

These are amazing! There really is so much detail in each painting!! wow!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh, where has this guy been all my life? Lovely. I have GOT to have the one with the cello for my music "room" (corner). <3

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

The light is extraordinary.
My favorite two are #4 and #5.
Thanks for posting on this artist.

Jane K. Schott said...

I love the plates racks above the doors. Terrific post. Thanks for the lead on this wonderful artist.

Wendy said...

The seventh one is my favorite. Lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Karen at French Skinny said...

I love these! I keep thinking at any second the women will turn around and I'll see their faces.