Easter week had just started when smoke emerged from Notre Dame – one of France’s most important symbols. Thanks to the 400 firemen and 18 water canons that were quick to arrive, the Cathedral’s structure and two towers were saved. However, its sceptre along with many inestimable art works, were lost forever in the flames.
Hammershøi isn’t a painter that the French are familiar with. This spring however, they can discover this “Nordic Vermeer” as he’s also called and be mesmerized by this unique artist.