Asta Nielsen and Urban Gad on the set of The Dance of the Dead (Der Totentanz), 1912
Alsdorf is writing a book on love and collaboration in Scandinavian art during and after “the modern breakthrough,” informed by the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard. Chapters explore painting, photography, and silent film, centering on couples who made artworks together, including Vilhelm and Ida Hammershøi, Anna and Michael Ancher, P.S. and Marie Krøyer, Marie Høeg and Bolette Berg, Asta Nielsen and Urban Gad.
With her colleague Carolyn Yerkes, she is working on a book about Jacques Callot, the seventeenth-century etcher who transformed printmaking with his technical innovations and artistic ambition.
Books in Progress
|Shadowed: Love and Collaboration in Modern Scandinavian Art