Hugo Larsen remained a bachelor all his life. But he was certainly an admirer of the female sex.
All paintings in this collection of the virtual gallery share the property that they depict beautiful women. The names of the women are unknown to us. And most of them have one more thing in common: They were owned by Hugo Larsen himself, either through the rest of his life or at least for a longer period after he painted them. Thus, no one ordered these portraits. Hugo Larsen made them for his own pleasure.
Lacking any written documentation from Hugo Larsen's hand, we do not know the nature of his relation to these women, but it is evident that they must have inspired him. In the Greek mythology the nine muses were the goddesses of art and science. Here you have the muses of Hugo Larsen:
You may see a larger reproduction by clicking on any of the thumbnails below. You may also start your tour of the Gallery of Muses here.
The Virtual Gallery:
Hugo Larsen in the Danish West Indies
Hugo Larsen's West Indian drawings
Portraits by Hugo Larsen
Hugo Larsen's muses
Family and Self Portraits
Other Works by Hugo Larsen
Sketches and drawings by Hugo Larsen
I would be very happy to receive photos of Hugo Larsen paintings. If you are not familiar with making photos of paintings, please visit my small guide.
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