Author: Gynning, Margareta, ed
Language: Swedish/ English
Year Published: 2006
No. of pages: 240
Illustrations: 115 Color Illustrations. 12 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 8”x 6”
Biblio/Bio: Bios. Bibl. Cat. of exh.
A hierarchical division between public and private space was established in the 19th century and still exists today. Many of the gender issues that we grapple with today were also significant for the six artist couples in the exhibition. They had like us trouble in combining their professional and domestic life. The National Museum of Fine Arts wishes with this exhibition to show how pluralistic the art of the period was. The author stresss the importance of domesticity for modernity and discusses the role of the artist with a focus on gender, sexuality, and class. In the exhibition Vaness Bell/Duncan Grant, Margaret Macdonald/Charles Rennie Mackintosh are presented to a Swedish public for the first time, together with four couples from Scandinavia; Anna and Michael Ancher, Oda and Christian Krogh, Carl Larsson, with Sigrid Hjertén/Isaac Grünewald.