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Strindberg: Painter and Photographer

Per Hedstrom

Published September 10th 2001
ISBN : 9780300091878
Hardcover
192 pages
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The literary works of August Strindberg are admired throughout the world, but few people outside his native Scandinavia are aware of his accomplishments as a painter and photographer. This book, written by eminent authorities on Scandinavian art, isMoreThe literary works of August Strindberg are admired throughout the world, but few people outside his native Scandinavia are aware of his accomplishments as a painter and photographer. This book, written by eminent authorities on Scandinavian art, is the first to bring Strindbergs dramatic and highly original artistic works to an English-speaking audience. The book begins by examining Strindbergs paintings, photographs, drawings and decorated manuscripts and discussing the importance of pictorial arts to other areas of Strindbergs oeuvre. It then focuses on Strindbergs photography, relates the experimental photographs he took during the 1890s to the natural philosophy he developed during the same period, describes his relations to artistic circles in Paris and examines his influence on the Swedish painter Carl Larsson. Richly illustrated in full colour, the book sheds new light on the achievements of this innovative and deeply troubled genius.