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Birte Bruchmüller

Doctoral student

Birte Bruchmüller
Doctoral student
birte.bruchmuller@gu.se

Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg


Department. of Cultural Sciences (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.kultur.gu.se
kuv@kultur.gu.se
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Birte Bruchmüller

Dissertation project

"Nordic international symbolists and the concept of androgyny"

I explore five internationally-based Nordic symbolists and their visual art from the turn of the 20th century.
By studying the Swedish graphic artist Tyra Kleen (1874-1951), the Swedish painter Olof Sager-Nelson (1868-1896) as well as the Finnish painters Magnus Enckell (1870-1925), Beda Stjernschantz (1867-1910) and Ellen Thesleff (1869-1954), I deal with a quite unexplored international stance of Nordic symbolism as an important parallel to a Nordic national art culture.

Within the heterogeneous production of these artists, timeless and quite ‘placeless’ tropes appeared that even go beyond gender. I focus on the visual exploration of the concept of androgyny and alternatives to gender binary models in their art. I examine how cultural dimensions of androgyny and an androgynous beauty ideal might be expressed in the selected artworks and how this relates to contemporary intellectual, cultural, artistic, scientific and religious discourses.

 

Fields of interest

- Critical historiography

- Nordic art at the turn of the 20th century

- international artists' networks

- Arts and Crafts movement, Art Nouveau, the Decadent movement & Symbolism

- Relations between text & image in 19th century-illustrated books, magazines etc.

 


 

 

 

Latest publications

Tyra Kleen and the Synthetic Inter-Mediality
Birte Bruchmüller
Association for Art History's Annual Conference, Brighton, 4 - 6 April 2019, session: "The Non-Medium Specificity of 'Graphicality'", Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Nordic symbolist artists as ‘cosmopolites’ at the turn of the 20th century
Birte Bruchmüller
NORDIK XII Copenhagen 25th - 27th October 2018, session: "Art and Design in Translation: The circulation of objects, people and approaches", Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Tyra Kleen och framställningen av människokroppen
Birte Bruchmüller
"Måste jag skrika för att höras? Symposium om Tyra Kleen – ett återupptäckt konstnärskap”. Thielska Galleriet, 7 september 2018., Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

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2019

Tyra Kleen and the Synthetic Inter-Mediality
Birte Bruchmüller
Association for Art History's Annual Conference, Brighton, 4 - 6 April 2019, session: "The Non-Medium Specificity of 'Graphicality'", Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

2018

Nordic symbolist artists as ‘cosmopolites’ at the turn of the 20th century
Birte Bruchmüller
NORDIK XII Copenhagen 25th - 27th October 2018, session: "Art and Design in Translation: The circulation of objects, people and approaches", Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Tyra Kleen och framställningen av människokroppen
Birte Bruchmüller
"Måste jag skrika för att höras? Symposium om Tyra Kleen – ett återupptäckt konstnärskap”. Thielska Galleriet, 7 september 2018., Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 3 of 3

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