The Eklöf Boys on the Veranda of Villa Sjökulla
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.