Thursday, December 22, 2011

Swedish Yuletide

The next few posts are going to be themed around Christmas trees, that venerable old pagan tradition that breathes warmth into our lives, becoming a focal point for our spiritual longings.

Below is the right panel of a triptych by Carl Larsson, demonstrating the glow of a Swedish Yuletide from over a hundred years ago.

Carl Larsson — Now It's Christmas Again (detail) — 1907

1 comment:

Annie said...

I love the boy's clothes and shoes. I have Finnish and a tiny touch of Swedish in my heritage. I sometimes wonder what it would be like to live in that kind of climate. My son and I both love cold weather, and cold weather clothing, but perhaps for us, it's the novelty that appeals the most. Thanks for posting this detail!