Pelle Swedlund. The artist and his work.

Vendelmans, Mattias (2023). Pelle Swedlund. The artist and his work. University of Birmingham. M.A.

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This thesis can be regarded as an introduction to the life and work of Swedish artist Pelle Swedlund. This introductory character is the logical consequence of the current lack of any exisiting scholarship dedicated solely to Swedlund. As the title suggests, the thesis is both a discussion of Swedlund’s biography as well as of his oeuvre. The first, biographic chapter enables the analysis of the oeuvre in the subsequent chapters. Equally, the chapters which deal with his style, influences, and critical and commercial reception, also contain biographic information and as such, the elements of ‘life’ and ‘work’ intersect and add to one another. The appendices form the cornerstone of the thesis as they consist of the most comprehensive catalogue of Swedlund’s painted works to date, as well as an overview of his exhibitions. By this multifaceted approach, the thesis aims to widen the knowledge of Swedlund’s lifetime, deepen and contextualise our understanding of his painted works, and find a place for him in the Swedish and international art-historical canon.

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.A.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.A.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general


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