To Ellen

This blog is made to the honor of my grandmother Ellen Elisabeth Thomsen who was a modern woman .
She was born in Randers in Denmark 1895 and died in Copenhagen 1976.
She had long salmon red hair down to her hips. It was braided and put up with lots of hairpins to make it look short.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Redheads at Skagen

Hello dear viewers
I am back home after my first visit to the Museum of Art in Skagen,
Skagen is the most northern part of Denmark.
If you don't count Greenland in !
I saw the Guldalder painters.
And marveled once more over their talents!!
I had seen several of their paintings in Hirschsprungs Collection in Copenhagen
and in the fantastic American collection of John L Loeb
,but this time I looked mostly at paintings of redheads.
So here are some portraits that too me were rather unknown.

Anna Ancher

Pastel of P S Krøyer

Michael Ancher
Tuxen and Krøyer discussing the new painting in Krøyers studio

P S Krøyer

Not sure who painted this one.

Anna Ancher

P S Krøyer

Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher

The wonderful duble portrait of PS Krøyer and his wife Marie
She painted him and he painted her

 Anna Ancher

O. Björk



Peder Severin Krøyer

Portrait wall in Skagen Museum
Had to put to photos together  to get all of the pictures in-

At the end of Denmark where the two seas meat

Look how the Northern Sea is green and the Baltic Sea is blue!
Notice one has waves and the other is rather calm !
There were also two different winds, so the waves clashed into each other

Redheads dream

The summer is almost gone ,here on Bornholm in Denmark we 
were lucky with the weather. I have painted and had no Internet, Radio or Television.
It is amazing how many hours one can gain each day without this dream boxes!
Spend much time together with Maria Björklund,
 my sweet, inspiring and  talented Artist friend from Sweden.
We painted portraits of each other and  embroidered and sew ,
we discussed Art and cooked Turkish dishes.
And we started planning series of exhibitions  about our
oriental paintings and love for the Ottoman period.
 Using the fabulous  antique clothes we each
collected trough out  the years.
A fantastic summer that will bear many fruits.
But it has been a long time since my last posting.
My niece Anna slept in the house one night and I have started a painting of her.
Which also inspired to a new posting.
I have to be sure that I don't unintentionally copy some
 other artists sleeping beauty!

So here  comes a new amount of Redheads.

People with red hair also rest or sleep ,
but they are specially lovely lying there so calm with fire burning like crazy around their faces.
Look for yourself!

Juan Luna

Karoly Ferenczy

Angelica Kristenson Aurelius
A wonderful painting of my talented fellow student from the Academy time 
Angelica ,who herself was the most radiating beauty of a red haired woman that I have ever meat.
I follow her production with great admiration.

This artists name skipped my attention.

Louis Ritman

Edward Povey

A man a man!!!! My kingdom for a man!! So few of them are red haired in Art!


Fernand Cormon

Robert  Bereny

Toulouse De Lautrec

Edward Killingworth

William Merrit Chase

Paul Brown

Odalisque on Cigarette box

Viktor Gabriel Gilbert

Unknown to me.

Albert Joseph Moore

Arthur Hughes

Aaron Weizenfeld

Charles Sims

Federico Zandomeneghi

Frederik Carl Frieseke

Wonderful picture! her hair can weigh up all that turquoise color!

I'll add my new picture of Anna here when its ready.
Have a nice October!