In Paris, the Marmottan-Monet museum recently devoted an exciting exhibition to Peder Severin Krøyer (1851-1909), a Danish painter who frequented the studio of Léon Bonnat, fellow student of Gustave Caillebotte. The countries of the North are rich in painters of great talent, often overlooked. Like Hammershøi, who was his pupil, Peder Krøyer was a prolific painter who showed an exceptional mastery of light, in particular that of twilight, which appears at this famous "blue hour", which gives its title to the exhibition. Fabrice Roy invites you to discover some facets of this artist, in the tradition of Sorolla, Bastien-Lepage, Edelfelt or Répine.
From 1882, Peder Krøyer spent all his summers in the village of Skagen, at the end of the Jutland peninsula. Like Barbizon a few decades earlier, Skagen will gradually attract a happy colony of artists including Michael Anscher and Julius Paulsen.
Peder Krøyer regularly stayed in France, where he was in contact with naturalist painters, heirs to the realism of Théodore Rousseau. The sea, the twilight, the daily life of rough fishermen, the carefree childhood on the beaches, these are the themes declined by the artist with poetry and an innate sense of detail.