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Blicken - en relation mellan inne och ute. Analys och tolkning av två interiörer av Ola Billgren

Zetterström, Annika LU (2015) KOVK02 20152
Division of Art History and Visual Studies
Abstract
This study concerns two photorealistic oil paintings by Ola Billgren: Venetian Blind, 1965 and Interior, 1971-1972. These paintings are from his neorealist period and are representative for Billgren’s style in the 1960s and early1970s. There is a subtle underlying feeling of anxiety imbedded in these two paintings. A sense of distance is also present. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how this atmosphere is created. Following questions are investigated: How are the paintings formally constructed? Which is the origin of the ambivalence that is perceived in the paintings? How does the gaze function in the paintings?
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This study concerns two photorealistic oil paintings by Ola Billgren: Venetian Blind, 1965 and Interior, 1971-1972. These paintings are from his neorealist period and are representative for Billgren’s style in the 1960s and early1970s. There is a subtle underlying feeling of anxiety imbedded in these two paintings. A sense of distance is also present. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how this atmosphere is created. Following questions are investigated: How are the paintings formally constructed? Which is the origin of the ambivalence that is perceived in the paintings? How does the gaze function in the paintings?
There are both “an inside” and “an outside” represented in the paintings, and how does this fact affect the experience of the works? Perceptual psychology, semiotics, psychoanalysis, structuralism, phenomenology are the theories used to answer the questions. The theorists discussed in the thesis are Arnheim, Sjölin, Lacan, Mulvey and Bachelard. The paintings are full of contradictions both in their compositions and in their iconic interpretations. There is a voyeuristic look present at the same time as Lacan’s imaginary order is exposed and in action causing ambivalence strangely associated with a paralyzing calmness. Both scenes of the inside and the outside are present and it is as though the interiors reflect the feelings of the lonely persons who are in their own thoughts, distant from the surroundings. (Less)
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author
Zetterström, Annika LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
The Gaze – a Relationship between Inside and Outside. A Study of Two Interiors by Ola Billgren
course
KOVK02 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Ola Billgren, paintings, Venetian Blind, Interior, photorealism, neorealism, gaze, ambivalence, distance, inside, outside, Lacan, Mulvey, Bachelard, Heidegger, Sjölin, Arnheim, formal analysis, semiotics, structuralism, psychoanalysis, imaginary order, voyeurism, art
language
Swedish
id
8599501
date added to LUP
2016-02-18 08:44:14
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2016-02-18 08:44:14
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  abstract     = {This study concerns two photorealistic oil paintings by Ola Billgren: Venetian Blind, 1965 and Interior, 1971-1972. These paintings are from his neorealist period and are representative for Billgren’s style in the 1960s and early1970s. There is a subtle underlying feeling of anxiety imbedded in these two paintings. A sense of distance is also present. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how this atmosphere is created. Following questions are investigated: How are the paintings formally constructed? Which is the origin of the ambivalence that is perceived in the paintings? How does the gaze function in the paintings?
There are both “an inside” and “an outside” represented in the paintings, and how does this fact affect the experience of the works? Perceptual psychology, semiotics, psychoanalysis, structuralism, phenomenology are the theories used to answer the questions. The theorists discussed in the thesis are Arnheim, Sjölin, Lacan, Mulvey and Bachelard. The paintings are full of contradictions both in their compositions and in their iconic interpretations. There is a voyeuristic look present at the same time as Lacan’s imaginary order is exposed and in action causing ambivalence strangely associated with a paralyzing calmness. Both scenes of the inside and the outside are present and it is as though the interiors reflect the feelings of the lonely persons who are in their own thoughts, distant from the surroundings.},
  author       = {Zetterström, Annika},
  keyword      = {Ola Billgren,paintings,Venetian Blind,Interior,photorealism,neorealism,gaze,ambivalence,distance,inside,outside,Lacan,Mulvey,Bachelard,Heidegger,Sjölin,Arnheim,formal analysis,semiotics,structuralism,psychoanalysis,imaginary order,voyeurism,art},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Blicken - en relation mellan inne och ute. Analys och tolkning av två interiörer av Ola Billgren},
  year         = {2015},
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