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Sigrid Hjertén
1885 - 1948
Sweden Ateljéinteriör, 1916
Studio Interior
Olja på duk
Bildmått: 176 × 203 cm Ram: 108 × 207 × 4 cm
Purchase 1953
NM 5032 On view at Stockholm
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Sigrid Hjertén portrays the social role play in artists studios of the 1910s. The painting shows the artist squeezed in between two men in a sofa, her husband Isaac Grünewald in the reddish suit. She is a woman and painter in a male-dominated circle of modernists. Her self-image is complemented by the traditional female nude model and the picture of the “exotic” Romani woman. In the foreground a femme fatale poses in black next to Hjertén’s/Grünewald’s son Iván. The artist couple were harshly and sometimes ruthlessly criticised for their paintings in the 1910s. Sigrid Hjertén was considered to be a docile copycat of her husband, and her work was dismissed as feminine and "stupidly coquettish" compared to that of Grünewald, who was "intelligently coquettish".

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