Vilhelm Hammershoi in the Tate Modern London

By admin / August, 27, 2010 / 0 comments

traditionally the subject in the paintings are expected to be face towards the audience, Hammershoi changes this completely to the other way around and the viewer never gets the knowledge of the subject’s actual face, this rises the tension and curiosity  also as we stare at her from behind Hammershoi puts us into a situation where we are voyeuring her secretly.  it makes me feel a bit weird and uncomfortable eventhough i try myself the same visual expectation shock in my own works. Very good work i have to admit.