A history of dead ends: the historiography of early twentieth-century Swedish mural painting

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@article{81b9c2be181b4f2cbd6b8c0955078b69,
title = "A history of dead ends: the historiography of early twentieth-century Swedish mural painting",
abstract = "Analysing the historiography of early to mid 20th century monumental painting in Sweden, the article argue that this historiography is characterised by a recurring interest of unactualised avant-garde proposals for public art (many of them preserved as sketches at Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art in Lund). Sketches for these proposals are set forward as key monuments in the narrative, creating a paradoxical history of dead ends. This historiographic phenomenon is explained as the result of a centre-periphery thinking with Modernism as interpretive matrix, and the article concludes with a plea for a more diversified historiography embracing the heterochrony of time.",
keywords = "historiography, Swedish Art, Mural painting, Public Art, Modernism, Twentieth century, historiography, Public art, monumental painting, Swedish Art History, Skissernas museum",
author = "Ludwig Qvarnstr{\"o}m",
year = "2018",
month = "12",
day = "1",
language = "English",
pages = "1--21",
journal = "Journal of Art Historiography",
issn = "2042-4752",
publisher = "Department of History of Art, Univeristy of Birmingham",
number = "19",

}