At the Loom
There are around 100 known paintings and drawings, mostly sketches, by Marie Krøyer (1867-1940). Most of them are small format, but several of them show that she had a good sense of colour. At the Loom is one of her more finished works, and was probably painted during her stay in Paris in 1889. The painting is executed in blue and yellow hues, with a beautiful fall of light on the loom and the woman’s dark yellow skirt. In addition to painting, the Arts and Crafts movement was Marie’s great passion. The movement was a social aesthetic reaction against rising industrialization. The main tenet of the movement was that good design should be closely connected to a good society with good working conditions. The medieval craft guilds were an inspiration, that would bring pride back to the crafts.