Saturday, March 2, 2013

Memories of My Grandmother



Edmund Tarbell (American painter, 1862-1938) Preparing for the Matinee 1907 Detail


This is a painting by Edmund Tarbell which is at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. It reminds me of my grandmother, a solitary, determined woman, with her hair piled high upon her head, who lived most of her life in Indianapolis. She had her hands full raising 6 children, 5 of whom were boys; but she was able to maintain a refined, genteel, but loving approach to the ups & downs of everyday life.

The Radiant Portraits of Peder Severin Krøyer (Norwegian-born Danish artist, 1851-1909)



Peder Severin Krøyer (Norwegian-born Danish artist, 1851-1909) Marie Kroyer The Artist's Wife 1891


Peder Severin Krøyer (1851-1909), known as P.S. Krøyer, was a Norwegian-Danish painter. He is one of the best known of the Skagen Painters, a community of Danish & Nordic artists who worked in Skagen, Denmark, especially during the late 1800s. On a trip to Paris in 1888, he ran into Marie Martha Mathilde Triepcke, whom he had known in Copenhagen. They married in 1889, at her parents' home in Germany. Marie Krøyer, also a painter, became associated with the Skagen community, & was often featured in Krøyer's paintings. The couple had 1 child, a daughter named Vibeke, born in January, 1895, but divorced in 1905.


Peder Severin Krøyer (Norwegian-born Danish artist, 1851-1909) Marie Kroyer 1889


Peder Severin Krøyer (Norwegian-born Danish artist, 1851-1909) Artist's Wife Marie


Peder Severin Krøyer (Norwegian-born Danish artist, 1851-1909) Marie, Ravello 1890


Peder Severin Krøyer (Norwegian-born Danish artist, 1851-1909) Nina


Peder Severin Krøyer (Norwegian-born Danish artist, 1851-1909) Artist's Wife Marie


Peder Severin Krøyer (Norwegian-born Danish artist, 1851-1909) Artist and Wife Marie


Peder Severin Krøyer (Norwegian-born Danish artist, 1851-1909) Portrait of the Artist's Wife Marie

Peder Severin Krøyer (Norwegian-born Danish artist, 1851-1909) The Artist's Wife 1892


Peder Severin Krøyer (Norwegian-born Danish artist, 1851-1909) Artist Anna Ancher 1886


Peder Severin Krøyer (Norwegian-born Danish artist, 1851-1909) with his wife Marie