Art – Hammershøi, the painter of silence


“Dust motes dancing in sunbeam” by Vilhelm Hammershøi (Denmark, 1864-1916), 1900.

Hammershøi — the painter who painted silence.
How does one paint silence?
Will stillness do?
How do you perceive it through art?
A representation without a story?
A rush of memories and thoughts?
Or rather their quieting?


Art via the National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen.