Hans Andersen Brendekilde (1857-1942) was a Danish painter who began his artistic training as a stonemason, and went on to study painting at the Academy in Copenhagen specializing in landscape and genre scenes. On his numerous trips abroad he was influenced by the Impressionists, and also the luminous and sensual ambience of the Orientalists.
Brendekilde was enchanted by a world of light, art, colour and history, and managed to create a captivating atmosphere in his paintings. He was a versatile artist who played a great role in the Danish social realism of that time. Later his style became more religious, and eventually he mostly portrayed idyllic Danish village life.
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