KRØYER, Peter Severin
(b. 1851, Stavanger, d. 1909, Skagen)

Bathing Children

Oil on canvas, 33 x 41 cm
Den Hirschsprungske Samling, Copenhagen

Light broken on waves, a swell, or the surface of water, together with reflections on the sky, plus local colour, naturally constituted a favourite Impressionist subject. In 1892, Krøyer painted a handful of modestly sized canvases of Danish beaches, paying tribute to the pleasures people took in the summer. In Bathing Children he gave his attention to light on the sea, capturing a fleeting moment as a boy runs into the water, splashing showers of spray.

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