Vibrant Life, Visionary Surrounds

Vibrant Life, Visionary SurroundsThe Larssons’ home was also uncommon for the era and is part of what made Carl’s paintings so special. Given to the couple by Karin’s father in 1888, this small house in Sundborn was extended multiple times in order to accommodate their growing family—eight children in all. Its architecture clearly shows the separate additions, each with a different style. A vibrant red, green, and white exterior gives just a whiff of the whimsy within.

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  1. Carl Larsson is one of my favorite painters. When I look at his painting they invite me into his life. I feel like Mrs. Larsson would treat me as a kind friend. I like the pictures of their healthy happy rosy cheeked children.
    Thank you so much for the peek into Swedish culture. I hope you put something in Victoria about the St. Lucia
    Celebration on Dec. 13th marking th beginning of Christmas in Sweden!

  2. Carl Larsson’s children’s books are a delight of the simple joys of childhood. I was introduced to them when my daughter was in elementary school and he has been a favorite of mine ever since.

  3. As a “self taught artist”, I was always saving articles from magazines. I still have the article showing Larson’s home from an old magazine years ago. Are re-prints of his book, The Home still available? I would love to have one. I look forward to the new Victoria issue in my mail box soon!!


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