Arts Everyday Living: Christmas at the Art Museum—A Swedish Norman Rockwell

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CHRISTMAS AT THE ART MUSEUM

CARL LARSSON: A SWEDISH NORMAN ROCKWELL

Can it really be freezing outside, just beyond popular Swedish artist Carl Larsson’s colorful dining room door?   It may be winter in his native country, but the woman and baby are protected in the warm, cozy interior of Between Christmas and New Aco. Insulated by the green panel walls with almost every inch covered by furnishings plus dishes and plates galore. Anyone like a bottle of wine and a candelabra too?

 Larsson (1853-1919) and his wife Karin converted what was once a small cottage near Sundborn into an artistic showcase, mainly orchestrated by the feminine half of the couple. She also was the mother of 8 children including Kersti who, born in the same year as the water color of 1896, is probably depicted below.  Karin might be holding the newest addition to the family, although the resemblance is questionable.

Want to explore the Larsson residence, an international arts destination?  Click,

Lilla Hyttnas 

And click my March, 2014 blog on Larsson to view a gallery of his works of art:

Carl Larsson: Home Sweet Home

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Carl Larsson, Between Christmas and New Aco, c. 1896, watercolor, Private Collection

 

And here’s a Carl Larsson bonus, an unidentified Little Girl with a Doll, perfect for the holidays. Is she a daughter?

 

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Carl Larsson, A Young Girl with a Doll, 1897, watercolor, Private Collection

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