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Hans Andersen Brendekilde
1888

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The picture shows a young couple going for a walk in the forest. The forest floor is covered with white anemones, which have recently bloomed, and the woman has picked a bouquet of them. The young man is carrying a bucket. Maybe he is on a break from his work. The frame around the picture, decorated with frogs carved in relief, was made by Brendekilde himself. So it would seem reasonable to include the frame in an overall interpretation of the work. Frogs can symbolise fertility. This could refer both to nature in full bloom and to the young couple. The picture was exhibited at the 1889 World Exhibition in Paris.

Startår: 
1888
Materiale: 
Oil on canvas
Nettomål: 
166,0 x 214,0 cm
Type: 
painting

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