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  • Justesen is a pioneer in body art and has used her own body as her art’s primary tool for more than 30 years.

    Kirsten Justesen, born 1943

    Justesen is a pioneer in body art and has used her own body as her art’s primary tool for more than 30 years.

  • Sculpture II is Justesen’s first and now iconic work within body art

    Kirsten Justesen: Sculpture II, 1968

    Sculpture II is Justesen’s first and now iconic work within body art

  • From the outset, body art was closely related to feminism

    Pussy Power and body art

    From the outset, body art was closely related to feminism

  • Monumental portraits of artists’ wives was a widespread trend around the year 1900

    Artists’ wives

    Monumental portraits of artists’ wives was a widespread trend around the year 1900

  • Willumsen’s majestic depiction of his wife Edith in a mountaineous setting is about humanity’s relationship with nature

    J.F. Willumsen: A Mountain Climber, 1912

    Willumsen’s majestic depiction of his wife Edith in a mountaineous setting is about humanity’s relationship with nature

  • A conservator examines an old, unsolved mystery about the creation of Willumsen’s A Mountain Climber

    Willumsen’s technique

    A conservator examines an old, unsolved mystery about the creation of Willumsen’s A Mountain Climber

  • Willumsen’s unique, monumental style with intense colours and dashing light made him a controversial figure of his time

    J.F. Willumsen 1863-1958

    Willumsen’s unique, monumental style with intense colours and dashing light made him a controversial figure of his time