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Michael Ancher Portrait of Anna Ancher Standing in a Yellow Dress by her husband Michael Ancher oil painting on canvas
Portrait of Anna Ancher Standing in a Yellow Dress by her husband Michael Ancher
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Michael Ancher Portrait of Anna Ancher Standing in a Yellow Dress by her husband Michael Ancher oil painting on canvas



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  Michael Ancher
  Danish Painter, 1849-1927 He studied at the Kongelige Akademi for de Sk?nne Kunster, Copenhagen (1871-5), where his teachers Wilhelm Marstrand and Frederik Vermehren encouraged his interest in genre painting. He first visited Skagen in 1874 and settled there in 1880, having found that subject-matter drawn from local scenery was conducive to his artistic temperament. In Will he Manage to Weather the Point? (1880; Copenhagen, Kon. Saml.) several fishermen stand on the shore, evidently watching a boat come in. The firmly handled composition focuses on the group of men (the boat itself is invisible); each figure is an individual portrait that captures a response to the moment. Ancher's skill at grouping large numbers of figures with heroic monumentality compensates for his lacklustre colour sense. A change in his use of colour is noticeable in the works produced after an influential visit to Vienna in 1882; he was deeply impressed by the Dutch Old Masters at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, especially the Vermeers. Their effect on his painting can be seen in the Sick Girl (1883),
  Portrait of Anna Ancher Standing in a Yellow Dress by her husband Michael Ancher
  Portrait of Anna Ancher Standing in a Yellow Dress by her husband Michael Ancher

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