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Vilhelm Hammersh°i: The Poetry of Silence at The Royal Academy London

From:     ART REVIEWS
Category: Art
Date:     20 July 2008
Time:     04:19 AM

Review:

This had been getting rave reviews and the gray brigade were pretty busy in there late on a saturday 
afternoon. The paintings were initially uninspiring, late 19th century melancholy with a nod to Vermeer. 
The best ones are of empty rooms because they have that fashionable contemporary emptiness, and 
do actually evoke empty room with all their ghost and gone to dust hopes. The paintings with figures 
imbue the people with academic stifness. The general brushiness is pretty much the same in every 
picture. Not a massive surprise but ok in a way.


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