A short excerpt from my paper “A Woman in the Far North: Anna Boberg and the Norwegian Glacial Landscape” published in Kunst og Kultur (02/2021): “In a photograph of the Swedish painter Anna Boberg (1864–1935) she stands before a vast expanse of ice that is the Øksfjordjøkelen (or Øksfjord glacier), her easel in front of … Continue reading New Publication – A Woman in the Far North: Anna Boberg and the Norwegian Glacial Landscape →
I was delighted to give a talk for the SCHIRN Kunsthalle Frankfurt impulse lecture series, as part of the programming surrounding their exhibition: Magnetic North. Imagining Canada in Painting 1910-1940. Here, I offer an alternative perspective on the commonly-adopted national and wilderness narratives surrounding the Canadian Group of Seven, and instead consider their coastal lake-scapes … Continue reading Exhibition Talk – The Myth of Wilderness and Ecology of Lake Superior’s North Shore →
A very short excerpt from my chapter in Mapping Impressionist Painting in Transnational Contexts (eds. Emily C. Burns and Alice M. Rudy Price, Routledge 2021), 90. “The dusty pinks and yellows of twilight descend below the mountains in Swedish painter Anna Boberg’s early twentieth-century painting Boat with Net, Study from Lofoten (Figure 7.1). As one … Continue reading New Publication – An Arctic Impressionism? Anna Boberg and the Lofoten Islands →
We first holidayed in Sweden in 1998 – I was five years old, and my sister only a baby. Five years later we had moved there as a family. Despite 15 wonderful years, first living there full time, and then returning every summer and winter, for the last few years I have only been able … Continue reading A Norrland Roadtrip – The Northern Swedish Landscape →
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