Ursula Reuter Christiansen
Ursula Reuter Christiansen (born February 13, 1943 in Trier, Germany) created work, whether it was painting or filmmaking, that showed examples of mythological symbolism.
After moving to Denmark with her husband, Henning Christiansen, in 1969, Reuter Christiansen started to move her focus from sculpture and literature to painting and filmmaking. Her work proved to be influenced by societal pressures she felt as a mother and wife and the feminist art movement activities from about 1970 in Denmark.
Later in 1970, Reuter Christiansen released a movie called The Executioner, in which she narrated a story about a woman whose life was changed after giving birth to her husband's child. Although she received a lot of critique for her film by those that viewed it, it was a direct use of Reuter Christiansen’s own experience as a woman, a wife and a mother.
Beginning in 1997, Reuter Christiansen trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. She still presently generates various works of art, such as paintings, ceramics and film, which mostly include ideas of marriage and close relationships.
Ursula Reuter Christiansen has had many works of art displayed in various museums. Some of her most famous pieces include:
- Marriage (1978)
- A Never Ceasing Voice (1975)
- Money (1975)
- The Woman's ABC (1971)
- Jungle (1968)