Blindness as Empathy: The Politics of Touch in Works by Dan Sterup-Hansen

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This article has as its topic the Danish artist Dan Sterup-Hansen (1918–1995) and his paintings and prints on the subject of blind people with canes as well as works related to these. Sterup-Hansen was active as an artist from a young to an old age, but made a significant artistic contribution in the decades following World War II. During this period, he explored a number of themes related to cold war anxiety and the cultural trauma of the World War II. These themes centre on the human body and a phenomenological perception of the world. They are humanitarian in spirit and are related to Sterup-Hansen’s left-wing political views of solidarity, humanism, and advocacy for change and reconstruction after the World War II.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftIkonotheka
Vol/bind29
Udgave nummer2019
Sider (fra-til)205-228
Antal sider23
ISSN0860-5769
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 16 sep. 2020
Udgivet eksterntJa

Emneord

  • Dan Sterup-Hansen
  • left-wing art
  • politics of touch
  • the body in art
  • Humanism
  • Cold war art
  • Graphic art
  • Danish Art
  • Danish modernism
  • Sterup-Hansen, Dan (1918–1995)

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