Thursday, April 06, 2006

Carl Larsson

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Carl Larsson is one of my favorite artist. He was a Swedish artist who lived in the late 19th and early 20th century. His father was alcoholic and as a result his upbringing was harsh and impoverished. It was his goal as an adult to create the warmth of the happy home that he had longed for as a child. If his art work is any example of the reality of the homelife he created for himself and his family, he certainly succeeded. The subject of most of his beautiful water colors is domestic tranquility at its joyful best.


jazztheo said...

I love your love of art...where did it begin for you and how have you nutured it?

voixdange said...

Thanks Jazztheo!
I think it began in the womb. All I know is that as a child I was constantly drawing. Now as an adult I do a lot of art work for my church. It is one of my greatest pleasures.

madcapmum said...

I wish I had a windowledge like that!

voixdange said...

Amen, amen! The house still stand in Sweden and it is a dream of mine to one day visit it. Want to come?