Vibrant Life, Visionary Surrounds

Vibrant Life, Visionary Surrounds

In the quaint town of Sundborn, Sweden, an artist’s legacy lives on in the characterful abode he and his wife created together, each room and piece of furniture situated exactly as they left it.


When color reproduction technology developed near the turn of the twentieth century, Carl Larsson found widespread fame by publishing paintings in his book A Home. This volume gave the Swedish public access to the artist’s depictions of life at Lilla Hyttnäs, where he and his wife, Karin, resided with their children. Each scene was a poetic idealization of the family’s happiness shown through lively line and cheerful colors. Carl’s unique style contrasted the Impressionism of the day and instead was influenced by the folk and Japanese styles of the Arts and Crafts movement.

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