*Carl Larsson, magical interiors

Fine Art

I just discovered this infamous Swedish painter and I am really surprised that I had never before seen his work! There is something entirely unique about Larsson’s style for the time inwhich he painted. While the post impressionists also painted scenes of domestic life — Larsson brings a uniquely graphic quality through his use of watercolor that affords these compositions the animation of Toulouse-Lautrec, the vividness of van Gogh, the illustrativeness of Mucha, and the solitude of Wyeth. Larsson depicts the intimacy of everyday home life in such a seductive way! Almost like if Vermeer were a caricature artist in the early 20th century. Really excited about these. It becomes evident that Larsson was examining the objects in his compositions as fields of pattern and color in much the same way that contemporary graphic designers tend to which allows liberties for the viewer in terms of qualifying what exists in the background or foreground of the picture.  


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