The painters of Skagen
“Skagensmalerne” is the name of the artist colony, who settled in Skagen in the 1870s to portray the life in Skagen, the rough living conditions of the fishermen and the grand nature with the special light, which makes both Skagen and North Jutland a popular destination. The painters brought their brushes and easel into the nature and painted what they saw. The style, also called realism, influenced all of Europe in this period and has helped with the steady flow of artists, which is why we today speak of the painters of Skagen as an artist colony.
Among the most known painters from Skagen is P. S. Krøyer, who painted the world famous “Hip Hup Hurra” painting for a birthday in Skagen, Anna & Michael Ancher, Laurids Tuxen, Christian Krohg and Holger Drachmann.
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