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The Artist's Mother Ane Hedvig Brøndum in the Blue Room

In The Artist's Mother Ane Hedvig Brøndum in the Blue Room, many of the defining traits of Anna Ancher’s painting after 1900 convene: Her endeavour to liberate colour and light, the emphasis on the picture plane rather than illusionistic depth, and not least her interest in constructive elements which can be seen in the cropping of the two columns of light reflexes. As in other interieurs, the roo…