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Swedish painter

Here’s a wonderful & inspiring Swedish painter, Johan Einar Jolin, one of my favourites, born in Stockholm (1890 – 1976) & studied at the Swedish Artists’ Association’s painting school with his friend Isaac Grünewald, to then continue his art studies for six years under Matisse in Paris.

Jolin’s motif consists mainly of portraits & still lifes, but also city views, all in naive style. The naive shapes convey wonderful colors with a clean, simple & elegant expression.

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I have such a penchant for art & preferably a little older dates. Portrait is interesting & exciting of course. With and without frames – from different eras.

Credit: designsponge.com
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The beauty of people & individuals can be viewed differently, depending on the observer.



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Old photos or portraits – are they that common in modern homes nowadays? Perhaps more in homes with elderly or possibly if you are very family oriented. I can safely say that the difference is great between Sweden & Australia. Maybe because it’s greater diversity in terms of culture. People who have moved far away from home tends to wanting to look back to remember near & dear ones. It is close at hand to have pictures readily available – it probably feels more at home & reminds about family, friends & relatives.

I like the connection to the family & the different situations in life that we otherwise easily forget or puts away somewhere in the back of the head. It’s exciting also with the character that photos & portraits create in a home. They tell a lot about the home’s residents & makes the space more interesting.

roseandrustblogger.blogspot.comAppealing environment / roseandrustblogger.blogspot.com

mycirclepfsenses.tumblr.comNice with stucco & the old portrait / mycircleofsenses.tumblr.com

madewell.tumblr.comAll the right elements / madewell.tumblr.com

madeinpersbo Vintage style / madeinpersbo

inspireddesign I like this angle / inspireddesign

desiretoisnpire A painting that gives weight to the desk / desiretoinspire

anthopologieWell combined / anthopologie

tumblr.comDecorative corner / tumblr.com

thedesignfiles.netArranged space / thedesignfiles.net

milkBohemian feeling / milk

ministryofdeco.blogspot.comSimple & easy to change / ministryofdeco.blogspot.com

australiandesignreview.comWall portrait / australiandesignreview.com

alvhemmakleriUnpretentious expression / alvhemmakleri

decordemonNice & informal way to add character / decordemon

sharedesign.comImage from a design fair in Sydney / sharedesign.com

Take care / Marie

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