A booklet containing numerous essential articles about Hugo Larsen has been published in 2006 in connection with the Hugo Larsen exhibition. The book is written by the domain experts and is thoroughly illustrated with color reproductions of Hugo Larsen paintings and drawings.
"Hugo Larsen in the Danish West Indies 1904-07", 80 pages, semi-hard cover.
Publisher: Øregaard Museum, Denmark.
Price: Appr. 27 USD plus shipment.
Hugo Larsen was probably the most gifted Danish artist ever to visit the Danish West Indies (the present US Virgin Islands). His paintings and drawings from the former Danish colony are unique in more than one sense, but virtually unknown. His realistic and empathetic descriptions of the people of colour in the Danish West Indies are unparallelled in the art history. They also present to us an insight into the cultural history of the islands. In addition, the impressionistic elements in these paintings add a dimension by calling attention to the shimmering light of the tropics.
Most of the original paintings which are reproduced here, are currently on display at the special Hugo Larsen exhibition at Øregaard Museum in Copenhagen.
All thumbnails below are clickable and will lead you to larger reproductions. You may also start a tour of the gallery here.
The Virtual Gallery:
Hugo Larsen's West Indian paintings
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
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