A luncheon. The artist, his wife and the writer Otto Benzon, Peder Severin Krøyer
Group portrait, self portrait, room interior or still life — Kroyer’s simple but beautifully painted domestic scene works brilliantly in any of those roles.
Everything is alive with texture and color, the portrait of Krøyer’s wife, in particular, is sensitive and wonderfully expressive. Just the handling of the relative value of each figure against their section of the background is a lesson in compositional mastery. Just beautiful.