Exhibition at the National Gallery of Denmark adds a new chapter to the story of Vilhelm Hammershøi

COPENHAGEN.- This year’s major spring exhibition at the National Gallery of Denmark adds a new chapter to the story of Vilhelm Hammershøi and marks the first time that a major selection of his works are shown side by side with masterpieces by some of the greatest European artists of his day. Loneliness, intimacy, and alienation. With his timeless and universal subject matter and his unmistakable, carefully restricted palette Vilhelm Hammershøi is one of the most important and distinctive figures in the history of Danish art. His reputation reaches farther beyond his native soil than that of any other Danish painter, and over the course of the last 15 years a number of retrospective exhibitions in Europe, USA, and Japan has firmly established Hammershøi’s position as the equal of the other main artists from the period. Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) is most frequently portrayed as a singular figure within Danish art. His n