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Spirit of Vitalism: Health, Beauty and Strength in Danish Art, 1890-1940 (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 8763531348 / ISBN 13: 9788763531344
Edité par Museum Tusculanum Press, Denmark, 2011
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This richly illustrated book outlines the strong Vitalistic movement in Denmark during the period 1890-1940. This movement emerged as a response to the rationalism and one-sided intellectualism of a rigid, bourgeois, or decadent culture of the 19th century. It constituted a number of cultural currents that were manifested in philosophy, art, and everyday life, with an emphasis on the energy of youth, the dynamic personality, and the potential of the body. Viewed in the wider perspective, the aim of Vitalism s cult of the body was a revitalization that was to benefit not only the individual human being, but the whole of culture. Although the Vitalistic themes emanated from modern life, they also drew artistic sustenance from Nordic mythology and Greek antiquity, which served as the most important ideals in the modern pursuit of both physical and spiritual beauty. Additionally, the book highlights the prevalence of the interest in health and exercise and an increased attentiveness to hyg. N° de réf. du libraire AAG9788763531344

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Titre : Spirit of Vitalism: Health, Beauty and ...

Éditeur : Museum Tusculanum Press, Denmark

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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This anthology outlines a strong vitalistic movement in Denmark with considerably broader dimensions than has previously been recognised. The contributions examine a number of art-historical perspectives ranging from sports and dance motifs, the cultivation of the healthy and athletic body to the vibrant landscapes framing ideal outdoor life for men, women and children. Vitalism?'s prismatic nature is traced across a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, music, dance, literature and architecture. Additionally, the volume highlights the prevalence of the interest in health, beauty and strength in the culture of everyday life during the period 1890-1940. Although the Vitalistic themes emanated from modern life, they also drew artistic sustenance from Nordic mythology and Greek antiquity, which served as the most important ideals in the modern pursuit of both physical and spiritual beauty.

About the Author:

Gertrud Hvidberg-Hansen is senior research curator at Funen Art Museum. Gertrud Oelsner is senior research curator at Fuglsang Art Museum.

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