(b. 1864, København, d. 1916, København)
Oil on canvas, 193 x 252 cm
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
Hammershøi painted out the fleshy elements of nudity in favour of an Arcadian concept of nudity as a pure, harmonic form. In his painting, the goddess Artemis - crowned with a crescent moon - becomes the centre of a sublimation of man and all things human.