14 dic. 2011

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 JENNY EUGENIA NYSTRÖM  (1854-1946)

Jenny Nyström is the girl from Kalmar that went to Paris and became one of Sweden's most beloved illustrators. She was an academically skilled artist in a time when a woman's role was to take care of home and family. She is mainly known as the person who created the Swedish image of the jultomte on numerous Christms cards and magazine covers, thus linking the Swedish version of Santa Claus to the gnomes of Scandinavian folklore.



Jenny's Christmas
After the first tomte Jenny illustrated, she made a wide range of charming Christmas cards.

She turned her Christmas cards into an idyll of how Sweden's Christmas traditions shold be. She illustrated tomtar, cheerful children, beautiful Christmas trees, St Lucia and everything else that comes with Christmas.


"Our Swedish tomte should be dressed in grey"
                                                                (Jenny Nyström, 1994)




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The Christmas card 


NAPKIN "Nisser with Goat in the Window"


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The Christmas card


NAPKIN "Nisser mit Katze am Fenster"



1 comentario:

  1. Que bonic gaudir d'imatges tant belles ....la imaginació és un gran do.

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