Women’s art and Peasant Painters
On gender discourse in the Peasant Painter Feud and Agnes Slott-Møller’s resistance
In the spring and summer of 1907, there was a debate in the Danish newspaper Politiken concerning a group of Danish artists and the distribution of power within Danish art institutions – this debate later became known as the Peasant Painter Feud. This article examines the significance of gender in the Peasant Painter Feud and analyses the visual language of the artist Agnes Slott-Møller as a deconstruction of the gendered hierarchy of modes of expression that art critics established during the debate.
by Katrine Bruun Jørgensen / Published August 2023
Perspective is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to research that is of relevance to Danish art. The articles will primarily address art found at Danish museums, and will present research on theory, method or museology based on Danish museum practices.