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A walk along Skagen's beach with P.S. Krøyer

Updated on September 26, 2011

Peder Severin Krøyer(1851-1909)better known as P.S. Krøyer, was a Norwegian-Danish painter. He was raised by his mother’s sister and brother in law due her mother was declared unfit to provide him care(his father was unknown). He became a very talented painter and married an equally talented beautiful woman, Marie Triepcke. Krøyer featured Marie in many of his works including "Summer night at Skagen's beach".

The water seems almost cobalt blue in contrast with the yellow-peach dress of Marie. The yellow dress look nearly ethereal and at the same time real for the time in style. The brown dog is obediently sitting by his mistress looking to a side. "Summer night in Skagen's beach" is a great composition, not only the subjects' position but as a whole. Krøyer’s use of colors make this painting look interesting and original.

Krøyer was mentally ill and had to be hospitalized for long periods which proved to be too much for his marriage. After a long period of separation, he finally was forced due circumstances(his wife became pregnant of her lover) to divorce Marie. He finally died blind(advanced syphilis) at the age of 58. It’s quite remarkable that he painted his best works while being nearly blind and quite sick.

I believe this painting will remain among my favourites for the simple reason that it looks like a moment on time, a glance to the left and in any minute the woman and dog will continue walking along that beach.


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    • LorenAyBe profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Belgium

      Thanks,Husky1970!I'm glad that you found it interesting.Being an Art-fan doesn't need much time, it only takes a bit of will to be visually delighted.

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      7 years ago

      LorenAyBe, your comments on this piece of art and the background information on the artist is very interesting. Although I do appreciate art, I don't seem to find the time to do so regularly. Your hubs look like they may assist me in doing so. I do make an occasional visit to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and love to go to thbeir "Art in Bloom" exhibit in the spring.

      Voted up and interesting.

    • LorenAyBe profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Belgium

      In this case Water gives a sensation of serenity. Hope it was interesting to read about.

    • wytegarillaz profile image


      7 years ago from Australia

      I like this painting as well . Water scenes are my favourite . I found you while hopping hubs !


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