We do not know much about Swedish art history and artists yet. We have found two wonderful atists. We do know of one Swedish artist, Karl Larson painted many beautiful images of children during the late 19th and early 20th centuries that provide great detail about period clothing. Hugo Frédérick Salmson created wonderful genre pieces depicting Swedish life in which children are featured.
Carl Larsson is one of the greatest artists who have painted children. Bergman films seem to recreate the ambience that Larsson painted. I know little bout his artistic career at this time, but I do note several beautiful portraits of children with detailed illustrations of period clothing. There is an especially appealing intimacy in his work. They are also a superb record of how Swedish children were dressed at the time.
Hugo Frédérick Salmson worked in Stockholm. He is one of the greates Swedish artists, both for his skill and for his detailed depictions of Swedish like. He did not specialize with children like Larson, but cgildren are feature in his depictions of Swedish life. One of his greates works is " Fête of Saint John in Dalecarlia, Sweden". It provides is fairly suggestive of the robust joy of the Scandinavian merrymakers, which depicts a Swedish celebration and costumes in great detail. We note another wonderful worj, "Gateway to Dalby at Skane". He painted it in 1884. It is a wonderful depiction of how rural children dressed.
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