01 kesäkuuta 2016

Artist of June - Helene Schjerfbeck


Convalescent 1888
Helene Schjerfbeck 1862 - 1946 is one of the most famous Finnish painters. She started her art studies at the age of 11 and had drawn already years. She had fell down at the age of four and her hip injury limited her movements. She was only 18 when she travelled to France, Italy and England for art studies.

She was a very original painter with her naturalistic, somewhat masculine style. She was already 55 when she had her first own exhibition.  She did not get wider international acknowledgement during her lifetime. In 2007 her fame exploded owing to exhibitions in Hamburg, Paris and the Hague which gathered over 350 000 visitors.

After 2007 the prizes of her paintings went astronomical. Her Dancing shoes from 1882 is through times the most expensive Finnish painting - sold at Sotheby's in 2008. The second place belongs also to Schjerfbeck with a newer version of the same painting. 




DANCING SHOES
Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 GBP LOT SOLD 3,044,500 GBP




She painted over 40 self portraits, half of those at the age of over 80. As years went by, the portraits turned to be very plain and reduced.

If you wish, take a peek at Wikipedia for more information. And with Google you'll find more self portraits.

Linking with Barbara's Paint monthly

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8 kommenttia :

  1. Excelentes e belas pinturas.
    Continuação de uma boa semana.

    VastaaPoista
  2. Schjerfbeck on aina ollut lemppareitani. Olen pari hänen työtään kopioinutkin, kivaa mutta haastavaa oli!

    VastaaPoista
  3. Toipilas maalaus on hyvin koskettava ja kaunis.
    Pikku tytössä näkyy että Hän on uupunut.

    Tanssikengissä välittyy keveämpi tunnelma.

    Tykkään Schjerfbeckin töistä!

    VastaaPoista
  4. Tuo ylin kuva on uskomaton, tuijotin sitä. Olin lähinnä hämmentynyt, sillä se on niin yhdennäköinen ystäväni kanssa. Voisi olla hän. Ilme ja katse ja muutakin, mutta jätän sanomatta... Hänkin maalaa.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. No onpa hauska sattuma - lähetä kuva hänelle! Schjerfbeckin omakuvat ovat hienoja, ja tuo niitten kehityskaari, kun ikä näkyy.

      Poista
  5. What an amazing artist Riitta. Totally unknown to me. I love the convalescent picture, but the others are wonderful. How sad she didn't achieve the fame she deserved until after death. Thanks for joining again with paint monthly. B x

    VastaaPoista
  6. Gosh this are great, how talented she is. So beautiful. :-)

    VastaaPoista
  7. das sind wirklich wunderbare Bilder.
    liebe Grüße
    susa

    VastaaPoista

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