The Gallery of Charles XI at the Royal Palace of Stockholm - in Perspective

Författare: Hinners, Linda, Olin, Mats & Rossholm Lagerlöf, Margaretha (eds)

ISBN: 978-91-7402-442-5

ISSN: 0083-6788

Antal sidor: 270

Utgivningsår: 2016

Serie: Handlingar. Historiska serien 32

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In 1700 the construction of a new royal palace in Stockholm was under way. At the behest of the Swedish king, the architect Nicodemus Tessin the Younger invited French artists and artisans to come to Stockholm to work on the interiors. Largely completed in 1703, the gallery in the state apartment celebrates the reign of King Charles XI (r. 1660–1697). It tells us not only about the transfer of artistic practices but also about the propagandistic force of Louis XIV’s absolute rule.

The articles discuss the Swedish background, iconography of Jacques Foucquet’s paintings and the meaning of Latin sentences, international context and models, technical aspects and organization of labour and the interpretation, meaning and function of the gallery.

The 17 essays in this rich illustrated volume are based on presentations given at an interdisciplinary symposium in Stockholm.

The editors: Linda Hinners, Curator of Sculpture, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Martin Olin, Deputy Director of Collections & Research, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf, Emeritus Professor of Art History, Stockholm University, and member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (Kungl. Vitterhetsakademien).

The authors of chapters: Sandra Bazin-Henry, Ewa Björdell, Anna Bortolozzi, Kristin Fyrand, Bénédicte Gady, Hans Helander, Linda Hinners, Merit Laine, Jonas Liliequist, Svante Lindqvist, Nicolas Milovanovic, Håkan Möller, Martin Olin, Martin Pozsgai, Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf, Max Tillmann and Bo Vahlne.


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