Such is the case with works by Danish artists Carl Holsøe (1863-1935), Peter Ilsted (1861-1933) and Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916). Plunging the depths of my inspiration file, you might be surprised to learn that I have saved a whole SEA of their paintings, all depicting stark, minimal interiors.
Yes, yes, I know! I am, at times, (you know, every now and then, just a little) predisposed to liking what one might call a "maximalist" space. But Hammershøi, Ilsted, and Holsøe have a lot to teach about color.
A sampling of their dead-spot-on tonal values, soft light, and delicate, lonely, interiors:
Above, Interior with Piano and Woman in Black, Vilhelm Hammershøi, 1901
Above, Artist's Wife Setting the Table, Carl Holsøe
Above, Interior with Young Man Reading, 1898, Vilhelm Hammershøi
Above, Interior, Strandgade 30, Vilhelm Hammershøi 1899
Above, Interior with Woman Placing Branches in Vase on Table, Vilhelm Hammershøi 1900
Above, Untitled, Vilhelm Hammershøi 1914
Above, Mother and Child, Peter Ilsted, 1892