Peter Ilsted was one of the leading artists of his generation and his approach is often compared with Dutch artist, Johannes Vermeer. His works possess a strong sense of order with every element carefully positioned along horizontal and vertical lines.
Ilsted was a contemporary of Vilhelm Hammershoi (1864-1916) and Carl Holsoe (1863-1935) - with all three becoming masters of tranquil interior scenes. Ilsted's interiors are similar to Hammershoi’s but generally possess more mathematical precision. Hammershoi was married to Ilsted’s sister so the pair undoubtedly spent many afternoons discussing their ideas.
Studied: Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
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