Artwork Title: Hvile (Rest) - Artist Name: Vilhelm Hammershøi

Hvile (Rest)

Vilhelm Hammershøi, 1905

A woman sits on a chair, close to us, alone in an almost empty room. Most unusually, we look at her from behind, with no indication of features nor facial expression. Light falls slowly into the room from a doorway or tall window at left, behind her, touching the wall softly...Does the artist understand this woman, her thoughts and feelings? Can he communicate the unknowability of another person? More at http://nga.gov.au/Exhibition/MASTERPIECESfromPARIS/Default.cfm?IRN=191214&MnuID=3&ViewID=2

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