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© Anna Sjödahl
Anna Sjödahl
1934 - 2001
Sweden Köksfönstret (timmarna som går), 1970
The Kitchen Window (The Hours that Go By)
Blyerts på bemålad spånskiva täckt med plexiglas
105 x 120cm
Bequest 2001 of the artist
MOM/2001/273 This artwork is not on display
- About the work
Serenely the table laid with checked tablecloth rises toward the sky as though it were leaving its terrestrial life among kitchen utensils. Half-obscured behind milky plexiglass the pencil drawings appear to linger like a dream or a memory that will not quite rise to the surface. The humdrum of everyday life can hold the seed of something visionary and revolutionary, according to Anna Sjödahl. She allowed the commonplace, children and family life invade her art. Many of her works criticise the rigid bourgeois family ideals but also the male-dominated canon of styles such as minimalism and pop art. A few years later, she painted Springtime in Hallonbergen, which has become an icon in Swedish society, representing the awareness that the personal is political.
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