The Naturalist Andersens: HA Brendekilde 1889-1894

I find these interesting – from their historical context as well as the combination of colours.

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By the end of the 1880s, Hans Andersen Brendekilde (1857–1942) was still a good friend of L A Ring, but the latter spent more of his time with the Wilde family. Brendekilde had also been making good progress exhibiting at Charlottenborg, and 1889 completed what must be his best-known work.

brendekildewornout Hans Andersen Brendekilde (1857–1942), Worn Out (1889), oil on canvas, 207 x 270 cm, Fyns Kunstmuseum, Odense, Denmark. Wikimedia Commons.

Worn Out (1889) is a painting which follows in the tradition of Jules Bastien-Lepage. An old man has collapsed when working in the fields. A younger woman, perhaps his daughter, is giving him aid and shouting for all she’s worth to summon assistance. The soil around them is poor, and full of flints; the two were engaged in the toil of the poorest of the poor, picking out the large stones and putting them into piles for collection. It’s backbreaking…

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