Tutta Palin

Tutta Palin is Professor of Art History at the University of Turku. Her research interests mainly lie in late 19th century and early 20th century Finnish and Scandinavian art and visual culture, including portrait painting and photography, and often involving issues related to gender and class. Her current research project (Kone Foundation) focuses on the ways of popularising Modernism in early 20th century Finnish illustrated print media, and on public images and modes of (self-)presentation, or narrativisation, of modern artists.

Her recent publications related to SELMA’s main areas include:

“Epämodernin modernistin elämäkerta,” Tahiti 9:3 (2019), pp. 77–81, https://doi.org/10.23995/tht.88666 .

“An Italian-Looking Typically Finnish Man: Wäinö Aaltonen’s Public Image,” in Elina Ovaska et al. (eds), Wäinö Aaltonen: Poses (Yearbook ABOA of the Museum Centre of Turku 2015/79), Turku 2017, pp. 74–91.

“Musings on the Monograph: The Artistic Career of Ester Helenius in the Light of the Art-and-life Model,” in Renja Suominen-Kokkonen (ed.), The Challenges of Biographical Research in Art History Today (Studies in Art History 46), Helsinki 2013, pp. 36–49.

“An Artistic Masquerade before Masquerade Theory,” in G. Ulrich Großmann & Petra Krutisch (eds), The Challenge of the Object: 33rd Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art, Nuremberg, 15th – 20th July 2012, Nuremberg 2013, pp. 1183–1187.

Contact: tutta.palin@utu.fi