August Strindberg: painter, photographer, writer

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Tate, Apr 5, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 160 pages
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While August Strindberg (18491912) is well known to an international audience as a prolific writer, primarily of plays, his work in the visual arts has remained largely unseen. "Painter, Photographer, Writer" examines the paintings, drawings, and photographs that demonstrate Strindberg's independent and radical approach to art.
Critics have compared Strindberg's paintings to those of Turner, but also to those of artists from much later movements such as Expressionism. In his youth, working as an art critic, he was one of the first in Sweden to show an understanding of Impressionism. In writings of the 1890s he anticipated ideas promoted by Dada and Surrealism. The book includes correspondence between Strindberg and his friend Gauguin, along with new translations of Strindberg's "Cloud Images" and "New Arts". "Painter, Photographer, Writer" accompanies a major exhibition of Strindberg's visual works to be held at Tate Modern in 2005.

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a scenography
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153 List of exhibited works
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New arts or The role of chance 159 Index
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David Campany is Reader in Photography at the University of Westminster.

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