The folk-life artist Carl Gustaf Bernhardson: Portrayer of coastal life and coastal women in workday and feast day
Keywords:folk-life, art, artist, cultural heritage
This publication presents the most important features of the folk-life artist Carl Gustaf Bernhardson’s paintings to an international audience and places the paintings in their social and cultural context. The life style and world of ideas among Bohuslän’s coastal inhabitants of past ages have been visualized for posterity in these many paintings by an artist who knew this culture intimately. His own world of ideas, largely unknown during his lifetime, has now become accessible due to the many notebooks and poems that he left at his death. Women, environmental commitments, a longing for freedom, a belief in fate and a lofty self-image have shown themselves to be essential features of his inner world.
Life history / Biography
Coastal women’s way of life and living conditions
The perils of the sea
The conceptual world of the archipelago inhabitants
Aspects of source criticism and evaluation
Bernhardson’s world of conception
Sources and references
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