Wilhelm Freddie: Art and the Sexual Revolution

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The Danish surrealist painter Wilhelm Freddie has been seen within Danish art his- tory as an avant-garde artist provocatively and heroically challenging bourgeois sexual norms with his challenging and explicit images. This essay provides a slightly different reading of his work, situating it within a larger cultural and historical framework and discussing it in relation to sexuality, politics and aesthetics in Denmark in the 1930s and the 1960s.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1925–1950
EditorsBenedikt Hjartarson, Andrea Kollnitz, Per Stounbjerg, Tania Ørum
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill | Rodopi
Publication date4 Feb 2019
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-36679-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-38829-1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2019
SeriesA Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries
SeriesAvant-Garde Critical Studies

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - Wilhelm Freddie, Surrealism, Pornography, Visual Art, Cultural History, Sexual politics

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