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 a series of 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 also preparing a book on the seventeenth-century printmaker Jacques Callot.
Books in Progress
|Shadowed: Intimacy and Collaboration in Modern Scandinavian Art|