Porträtt av vänner: På vilket sätt utmanade Hanna Hirsch-Pauli sin samtids maktstrukturer med verken Konstnärinnan Venny Soldan-Brofeldt och Vänner?
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This paper contains analyzes of two paintings made by the artist Hanna Hirsch-Pauli who lived between 1864-1940, a time when society had other expectations on women compared to men. Metods that have been used to analyze the paintings are semiotic interpretation inspired by the semiotician Anders Marner and iconological interpretation according to art historian Erwin Panofsky. The assays is parallell discussed with previous analyzes of the two paintings. The analysis of the painting Portrait of Venny Soldan-Brofeldt is discussed parallell with Lena Johannessons text concerning the sitting position from a semiotical perspective and Anna Lena Lindbergs text ”The Space of Possibilities- Hanna Hirsch Pauli´s Portrayal of Venny Soldan.” Anna Lena Lindbergs text comprises and highlights the fact that Hanna Hirsch-Pauli repetitive painted women in their professions.
The interpretation of the painting Friends is discussed with Katarina Wadstein MacLeods text ”Disrupted Perspectives: Interpreting ”Friends” by Hanna Hirsch-Pauli.” This leads to remarks regarding individuals personal opinions among the portrayed persons in the painting.
The two paintings are in this paper compared according to difference but also in similarity. For instance are the simularity in the two paintings the sitting position in which way Hanna Hirsch-Pauli has portrayed both herself in Friends, sitting on the floor, and Soldan-Brofeldt in Portrait of Venny Soldan-Brofeldt. One of the distinctive difference between the two paintings is lack of ”homeactivity” in the painting of Soldan-Brofeldt which she conversely highlights in the painting Friends.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 39 p.
Hirsch, Pauli, maktstrukturer, normer, konstnär, kvinna, Soldan, Brofeldt, vänner, konst, målning, semiotik, ikonologi, genus, Panofsky, tecken, tolkning, perspektiv, Key
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61116OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-61116DiVA: diva2:1078884
Subject / course
Arts and Culture Programme, 180 credits