The Eklöf Boys on the Veranda of Villa Sjökulla

Eklöfin pojat Villa Sjökullan kuistilla (1890) by Albert Edelfelt

All the way from Vaasa, Finland comes today’s postcard of a painting by Albert Edelfelt (1854-1905), a founder of the Realist art movement in Finland, and one of the first Finnish artists to become internationally famous, at least in his own time.  I believe that this is my first exposure to his work; a website called Vaasa Pages features more of Edelfelt’s paintings.

Anneli writes: “I very much like the atmosphere on this picture. The boys seem to have fun!”  I agree, but I’m afraid that boys of today (my grandsons included) are too jaded by 21st century technology to take amusement from the simple pleasures pictured.  Fortunately, I am not.

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  1. 29 August 2009

    […] Finnish postcard featuring art by Albert Edelfelt is a far cry from the last Edelfelt postcard I received, and is a great improvement.   Nina sent me this card from Helsinki, saying “I chose this […]

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