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A history of dead ends : the historiography of early twentieth-century Swedish mural painting

Qvarnström, Ludwig LU (2018) In Journal of Art Historiography p.1-21
Abstract
Analysing the historiography of early to mid 20th century monumental painting in Sweden, the article argue that this historiography is characterised by a recurring interest of unactualised avant-garde proposals for public art (many of them preserved as sketches at Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art in Lund). Sketches for these proposals are set forward as key monuments in the narrative, creating a paradoxical history of dead ends. This historiographic phenomenon is explained as the result of a centre-periphery thinking with Modernism as interpretive matrix, and the article concludes with a plea for a more diversified historiography embracing the heterochrony of time.
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historiography, Swedish Art, Mural painting, Public Art, Modernism, Twentieth century, historiography, Public art, monumental painting, Swedish Art History, Skissernas museum
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Journal of Art Historiography
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19
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1 - 21
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Department of History of Art, Univeristy of Birmingham
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2042-4752
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English
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81b9c2be-181b-4f2c-bd6b-8c0955078b69
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  abstract     = {Analysing the historiography of early to mid 20th century monumental painting in Sweden, the article argue that this historiography is characterised by a recurring interest of unactualised avant-garde proposals for public art (many of them preserved as sketches at Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art in Lund). Sketches for these proposals are set forward as key monuments in the narrative, creating a paradoxical history of dead ends. This historiographic phenomenon is explained as the result of a centre-periphery thinking with Modernism as interpretive matrix, and the article concludes with a plea for a more diversified historiography embracing the heterochrony of time.},
  author       = {Qvarnström, Ludwig},
  issn         = {2042-4752},
  keyword      = {historiography,Swedish Art,Mural painting,Public Art,Modernism,Twentieth century,historiography,Public art,monumental painting,Swedish Art History,Skissernas museum},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {12},
  number       = {19},
  pages        = {1--21},
  publisher    = {Department of History of Art, Univeristy of Birmingham},
  series       = {Journal of Art Historiography},
  title        = {A history of dead ends : the historiography of early twentieth-century Swedish mural painting},
  year         = {2018},
}