Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Carl Larsson

On his most recent trip to Sweden, my dad surprised me with a book and calendar featuring artwork by renowned Swedish painter Carl Larsson. Of course I fell in love instantly!

"Apple Blossom"

"St. Lucia's Day"

Mellan jul och nyår
"God's Peace"
"The Gate"
Sjusoverskans dystra frukost
"A Late Riser's Miserable Breakfast"

Larsson, who painted during the turn of the century, is best known for his vibrant watercolor prints of Swedish life. His primary subjects were his wife and children; their farm and surrounding countryside. I love his bright vivid colors, and that most of his paintings feature children. To view more of Larsson's art or purchase prints please visit Scandanavian Treasures. Happy viewing!


Susan said...

Those are gorgeous pictures.

Susan said...

Oh, and I really like the first picture - Apple Blossom.

Ann Marie said...

Oh my gosh! I am SERIOUSLY loving it! If I whine ( Uncle Richard.. bring me one..) Seriously!

I wonder if I could buy one on-line.. Maybe if I give him $$ next time he goes?

So.. Are you going to the funeral?
Call me.

Elaine said...

They are awesome. I love them.

Cristy said...

What a thoughtful dad you have! The paintings are beautiful! I really like "The Gate". It feels nice and homey. :-)

Me said...

Ok, that is my Grandpa's name and he is from Sweden. Maybe we're related!?

P.S. What did you think of Carrie Underwoods dress at the Country awards last night?

Suzanne said...

Love the details in the prints! What a thoughtful gift! -Suzanne

Marie said...

Love them, especially the miserable breakfast!