Friday, 9 September 2011

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words. Featured Artist: Carl Larsson

Carl Larsson's favorite subject for his paintings were his own children and home.

" The pictures of  family and home
 became the most immediate and lasting part of my life's work. 
For these pictures are of course a very genuine expression of my personality, 
of my deepest feelings, of all my limitless love for my wife and children." Carl Larsson (1853-1919)

My Eldest Daughter(Min aldsta dotter), 1904.
" Apple Blossoms "
" Dreams- Dreaming Child "
" Kirstie "

" Cactus "

" Brother and Sister "

"Brita's Nap"

" The Oldest Son "

" Mother Kersti "

 " Karin in the linen closet, my wife in the linen cupboard "

'' Brita at the piano "
" Hide and Seek "
" Lazy Nook "
" Toy Trumpet "
" Martina in front of the Fire "

" Nameday At The Storage House "

''Mama's and the Small Girl's Room''
" In The Punishment Corner "
'' Mrs Karen Larsson "

" Karin reading "

" Mama and the girl's room "
" In the studio after the ball "
" Interior with Cactus "

Joupjoup and kiki

'' Lisbeth"

"Getting Ready "
" Karin and Kersti "

" Evening Meal "

" Shelling Peas "
" A Friend from the City "

'' Open Air Breakfast "

" Azalea "

" Day before Christmas "
Decorating The Tree

" Now Its Christmas Again "

" Christmas Day Morning "
" The Front Yard And The Wash House "

 " Kersti’s Sleigh Ride "
" The cottage in the snow "

" Barbo "

'' A Mother's Thoughts "

" Around the lamp in Evening "

'' Between Christmas and New Year "
" Brita and I"

" The First Lesson "

" Esbjorn doing his Homework "

" Outside Summer Winds are Blowing "

" Spring "

" Under the Chestnut Tree "

" Papa's Room "

A Late Riser’s Miserable Breakfast

" Anna Arnbom "

" Bolla "

'' OLD ANN "
 "The Bridesmaid "
'' The Crayfish Season Opens "

Flowers In The Meadow

" Gosta "

" The New Book "
" Summer Morning "
''Suzzane on the porch-Veranda"
'' The reading Room "

'' The Veranda "

The Vine Diptych "

'' In the Kitchen "

'' Flowers on the Windowsill "
'' The night before leaving for England "

" Studio "

"Barn "
 "Forbidden Fruit "
'' Kerstie's Birthday "

" Lisbeth in the Atelier "

'' My Loved Ones "

'' Lisbeth represents the mean Princess in the Blue Bird "

" At the Grand Piano "

'' Fertilizing the Field "

'' Suzanne In the Woods "

" Minni And Essi "
"Paradise- Self Portrait in Landscape"

" Eighteen Years Old "

" Sewing "

" Lisbeth Fishing "

'' Evening Light "

" Her Royal Highness- Big Sister "

'' In the Garden "

" Dressing up Masquerade "

" The bridge "

" Day is done, Goodnight"
" Self Portrait "
Carl and Karin Larsson's house Lilla Hyttnas meaning little furnace, still stands in Sundborn, Sweden and has been an inspiration to millions. The style they created more than a hundred years ago in their home became one of the crucial influences on 20th century Scandinavian design.

Images courtesy  of google.
CARL LARSSON (May 28, 1853 – January 22, 1919) was a 

Swedish painter and interior designer, representative of the 

Arts and Crafts Movement.

Here Is a beautiful inspirational post about him.



Pooja_G said...

Amazing!! Esp this one:
looks so real almost like a real photograph!

Aiman said...

wow! beautiful, your post has drifted me to old story book world.

Very comfy cosy feel to it. ENCHANTING

Anonymous said...

love these paintings!

Pandora`s Box said...

@Pooja_G I know his art has has a very peaceful,tranquil feeling to it.
@Aiman Enchanting is the perfect word for his paintings.
@CottonCandyINK Its hard to believe all this beauty coming from a man surrounded by poverty and is said to have had a miserable childhood.

Chick Flick Journal said...

I'm not sure if these pictures are woth a 1000 words:p

Sara.H said...

Who ever made them, were Genius!!

Viya ;) said...

Auhmazing post Shazia!
I loved almost everyyy picture.. :D it was like a memory from an old book.. it somewhat reminded of Enid Blyton's books... :D
Beauutiful one..

Pandora`s Box said...

@Chick Flick Journal: honey, do some research on Carl Larrson and I'm sure you will see his work with new respect.

@Sara.H Thanks Sara. Genius is right! :)

@Viya You are so right. Enid Blyton books are still my guilty pleasure ;)

Fragancia said...

this is so beautiful. I love paintings like these. i wish i could meet the guy who made them <3

Komz@The Review Girl said...

Such a wonderful post...these paintings take you into the world of dreams and it seems the artist has painted utopia..simply magnificent!:)

Keep 'em coming, girl!;)

The Beautifier said...

These paintings are truely classic and timeless!! xoxo

Mouthwash said...

I can see a very strong Art Nouveau influence in his work. I love this post! I recognize some of the painting you featured.
Thank you for sharing!


Pandora`s Box said...

@Fragranica I wish that too :)

@Komz Thank you :)His love for his home and family is evident in his work.

@The beautifier you described them beautifully. Classic and timeless.

@Mouthwash Yes you are right. Even my untrained eye could see strong influence of Art Nouveau in two of his paintings. "My loved ones" and "Eighteen years old". Thanks for stopping by :)

Aiman said...

i am awed by the beauty of these pictures. I totally can relate to thier interior design in modern world of today.

There are a little too many which i can say are my favt. It must have taken you ages to upload all these? How come you came across them? any story to that?

Pandora`s Box said...

@Aiman yes it actually took me seven to 8 hours to google everything up and choose the right images without watermarks and clear picutre quality. Also, most of the titles of his paintings are in Swedish so translated them into English as well.But I enjoyed every minute of this post as I'm a huge fan of Carl's illustrations for the longest time. Thanks for dropping by.

sahar awan said...

hey you are all-rounder... great post great paintings

Anonymous said...

love these photos/paintings.. it's like i'm reading a story book.. my baby enjoyed so much.. thanks for sharing! keep in touch!

Glamarama said...

Such beautiful paintings. I love the ones with the chubby little babies. The effect is enchanting and realistic at the same time!

Sofie said...

these images are breathetaking
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Love the whole are really amazing, thanks for combining all these at one place :)

Anonymous said...

such lovely photos!

I also gave u an award, here's the link if your interested:

Alice x

Su said...

Some stunning pieces of art! Really beautiful, thanks for sharing :)
Do you think Ikea took any inspiration from the furniture in the paintings? lol Just kidding, both being Sweedish :D

Segments of Life said...

He was an extremely talented artist, and you're an inspiring blogger to have done this post! great job :)

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