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Allegori och antikreception: En ikonografisk analys av nischskulpturerna på Stockholms slotts södra entréparti
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Art History.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Allegory and Appropriation of Antiquity : An Iconographical Analysis of the Niche Sculptures at the South Entrance of the Royal Palace in Stockholm (English)
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates the iconographical meaning of the niche sculptures at the south entrance of the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Two groups of four sculptures have been investigated. The first group of sculptures with motifs of Hercules great victories is illustrated in Nicodemus Tessin the younger’s layout of the south entrance of the Royal Palace in Stockholm from the begin­ning of the 18th century in honour of Carl XII. These sculptures were never made and the niches stood empty until the 1890s when they were filled with the second group of four sculp­tures with motifs of abductions of women from classical mythology that were first made to be in Carl XI’s gallery inside the palace. Due to the debate in 2017’s #metoo-movement the paper dis­cus­ses the Abduction group’s location on the southern entrance and the meaning of them to­day in their new context. The analysis found that Tessin in the Hercules sculptures wanted to show Carl XII as the hero who protects the realm from evil in different forms, which are often repre­sen­ted by symbols of barbarism and wildness. In the Abduction group, Tessin wanted to highlight Carl XI as an absolute ruler.

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2018. , p. 34
Keywords [en]
Architecture, nishe sculpture, sculpture, the Abduction Group, the Hercules Group, Tessin, Foucquet, Carl XI, Carl XII
Keywords [sv]
Arkitektur, nischskulptur, skulptur, Enleveringsgrupp, Herkulesgrupp, Tessin, Foucquet, Karl XI, Karl XII
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Art History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-352684OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-352684DiVA, id: diva2:1215508
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Art History
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Available from: 2018-06-14 Created: 2018-06-08 Last updated: 2018-06-14Bibliographically approved

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