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Gunhild Kulander: Schamanism-influerad konstnär med utpräglad egen stil och teknik
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Gunhild Kulander : Anb artist influenced by shamanism with a distinctive style and technique (English)
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Gunhild Kulander (1925 - 1996) was born in Umeå. Her family soon moved to Stockholm, where, after chemistry studies, she worked as an engineer, but a disease changed her life.She went to Värmland in 1956, where she finally settled at the manor of Kymsberg, and she worked there as an artist for forty years.  Her works didn´t reproduce the surrounding nature scenery. Her early works will rather be described as surrealistic ones. As an artist she was an autodidact. She became famous by making a special kind of picture in metal materials. Nails, horseshoe-nails, leather and fur were used to build her "nailpictures". Two of her major sources of influence were pre-history and shamanism.  She is represented in official buildings such as The Swedish Television house and the Modern Museum in Stockholm, in banks, schools, museums etc. in Värmland. More than a thousand works are signed by her. Many of them were shown at several exhibitions in Sweden and abroad. She even expressed herself in lyric prose but is less known as a poet. Finally her name is associated with her great interest in environmental issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 48 p.
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Art History
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37878Local ID: KOV D-2Archive number: KOV D-2OAI: diva2:852124
Subject / course
Visual Arts
Available from: 2015-09-08 Created: 2015-09-08 Last updated: 2015-10-20Bibliographically approved

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