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Virtual: Ejnar Nielsen and the Psychographic Image

Join Dr. Thor Mednick (Associate Professor of Art History, University of Toledo) as he considers the paintings of Ejnar Nielsen (Danish, 1872-1956).

Join Dr. Thor Mednick (Associate Professor of Art History, University of Toledo) as he considers the paintings of Ejnar Nielsen (Danish, 1872-1956). He will argue that in Nielsen’s work, the quality and character of human consciousness is primarily determined by the mind. From Nielsen’s studies of Dagmar Andersen (a girl with vision impairment from his home county) to his reflections on death, Ejnar Nielsen’s world is one in which sight and touch are not entirely physical senses, but autonomic, æsthetic, and emotional projections of the human mind.

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Artist: Ejnar Nielsen (Danish-born, 1872-1956)

Title: The Author Ellen Key (1907)

Oil on canvas

Dimensions: (h x b) 129 x 98 cm
Frame: (h x b x dj) 148 x 118 x 10 cm

Cost: Free

About the Speaker

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    Thor J. Mednick

    Thor J. Mednick, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Toledo, is an historian of nineteenth-century European art specializing in Denmark and Scandinavia. 

    Bio
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    Thor J. Mednick

    Thor J. Mednick, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Toledo, is an historian of nineteenth-century European art specializing in Denmark and Scandinavia. 

    Thor J. Mednick, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Toledo, is an historian of nineteenth-century European art specializing in Denmark and Scandinavia. He has published on topics including the Skagen art colony, Symbolism, and landscape painting. He is the co-editor of The Symbolist Roots of Modern Art (Ashgate, 2015) and Culture and Conflict: Nation-building in Denmark and Scandinavia 1800-1930 (Aarhus University Press, 2022) and co-curator of Down to Earth: Danish Painting 1780-1920 and Landscapes of the Anthropocene (2018).