Saturday, June 30, 2012


Charlotta Hanner Nordstrand, has written an article in a local Gothenburg publication (Göteborg Förr och Nu - Göteborgs Hembygdsförbunds Skriftserie XXXIV -2012) on the subject of women artists at the end of 1800 and the beginning of 1900.

It makes for interesting reading. At one time the paintings of some women artists were removed from the main art museum and placed in other, less conspicuous places of the city. A way to put "uppity" women artists in their place so to say.

Women artists were generally from the educated classes, and one of those artists was CHARLOTTE MANNHEIMER (1866-1934) and I could not help to be fascinated by her portrait of Mrs. Fernanda Nylund. There is an immediacy here, the young woman leaning forward, looking directly into the eyes (or even the soul?) of the viewer. 

CHARLOTTE MANNHEIMER (1866-1934) of Mrs. Fernanda Nylund. Detail
CHARLOTTE MANNHEIMER (1866-1934) Fru Fernanda Nylund
Göteborgs Konstmuseum GKM 104
125,3 cm X 79,5 cm

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