Girl Crocheting by Helene Schjerfbeck


Girl Crocheting


Helene Schjerfbeck

Ref GM4355
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 16" x 18" (40 x 46 cm)
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Painted at the beginning of the 20th century, this painting is a scene of solitariness coupled with melancholy and perhaps a little depression. The artist dressed most of her women in black and tended to show them in profile. The viewer can sense that here is a woman perhaps grappling with the thoughts of becoming older, perhaps lonely, perhaps not in the best of health. The colours are instantly recognisable as `Nordic` and the restricted palette focusses the attention on subtle colours together with luminocity, which exudes a sense of quiet and introspection.