fredag, augusti 24, 2012

Hanna Hirsch - Pauli

It has been a long time since I wrote anything here ...
Sometimes time passes so fast ..
Now this is the end of summer here in Sweden,
it's August, and at night it becomes something we call
"Augusti klara månsken", "August's clear moonlight" .
... the grain is harvested and we pick plums as we do to jam.
It will be nice to be able to eat it in the winter .... !

I want to introduce one of Sweden's female artists:


Hanna Hirsch
later Hanna Hirsch-Pauli (Stockholm 13 January 1864 – Solna 29 December 1940) was a Swedish painter.
Hanna Hirsch was a daughter of music publisher Abraham Hirsch.
She was a friend of Eva Bonnier, and they followed each other through the painting school of August Malmström, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm.
Hanna Hirsch studied in Paris from 1885 until 1887 and shared studio with Bonnier for part of that time.

She had her portrait of the Finnish sculptress Venny Soldan
(now in the Gothenburg Art Museum) accepted to the Paris Salon in 1887.
The portrait is realistic and unconventional for its time in portraying a female artist at work (sitting on the floor with clay in her hands) rather than in proper bourgeois attire.



Portrait of Artist Venny Soldan-Brofeldt, 1887





As was the case with most other Swedish artists of her generation, her painting stood closer to the French “juste milieu” painters than to the most impressionists; nevertheless, the thickly applied paint she used to show specs of light on the white table cloth on her 1887 painting Frukostdags (Breakfast time) (in National museum, Stockholm) provoked one critic to comment that she had probably used the cloth to clean her brushes.


In 1887 she married the painter Georg Pauli and traveled with him to Italy for a year.
Her lifetime production was sparse and mostly consisting of portraits, such as the one of painter Karl Nordström (1890; in the Bonnier portrait collection, Nedre Manilla, Stockholm), writer Verner von Heidenstam as Hans Alienus (one of his literary characters, 1896), writer Selma Lagerlöf (1932, Nationalmuseum) and the group portrait Vänner ("Friends", 1907, National museum) showing writer Ellen Key reading to a group in the home of the Pauli family.



" Breakfast Time"


"At the light"
1885, oil on canvas






" Margret"
1889, Gouache and chalk




"Princess with a spindle"
1896, Oil Painting


Hanna Hirsch-Pauli

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