Interior area paintings, defined as interiors, gained popularity in Danish art in the 17th century and became an independent subject such as portrait and landscape. The interiors of this type of everyday life, which became widespread upon the prohibition brought by Protestantism to religious paintings, include references to the social roles expected from women. This approach, which is associated with the sanctity of the Virgin Mary, become traditionalized in European art for centuries. In the first half of the Modern Era, Danish art, which experienced the ’Golden Age’, symbolized the role of women, approved by the society through interior paintings, with the concept of peace in the space. The aim of this study is to examine the reflection of women-space relationship to art through the examination of Danish art, by considering the social and cultural effects of sexist approaches to space.
Place, Interior, Woman, Danish Art