A Day of Celebration
  • TitleA Day of Celebration
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 88 x 110 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 106 x 129,5 x 7 cm
  • DatingSigned 1902
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Fanny Brate, Swedish, born 1861, dead 1940
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 1605
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1903 state acquisition funding
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1413 Turn of the 20th Century
  • Collection Highlightsأبرز الأعمال الفنية
  • Description
    Images and media

    The artist depicts her daughters, Astrid and Torun, in the Brate family home in Bergslagen in central Sweden. The image combines the fin-de-siècle dream of a happy childhood with manor-house romanticism and the meadow flowers of a Swedish summer. The light interior design ideals of today derive in part from this tradition, which in turn drew inspiration from Swedish vernacular objects, domestic crafts and the English Arts and Crafts movement.