Love Letter (1885). Axel Kulle (Swedish, 1846-1908). Pastel.Kulle studied at the Art Academy in Stockholm and later in Düsseldorf. In 1877 one of his paintings was bought by the National Museum in Stockholm. He was awarded an academic scholarship in 1880, which he used for further art studies in Paris. He became a member of the Academy of Art in 1887.http://books0977.tumblr.com/
Reflection in Blue (1887). Eva Bonnier (Swedish, 1857-1909). Oil on canvas. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Eva Bonnier’s depictions of terminal illness give a pared-down everyday perspective, with the artist challenging the stereotypical female bourgeois ideal of the time. Women are presented as “subjects” with strong integrity and not as fragile objects. In Reflection in Blue, the figures are painted from a realistic perspective, placing us in the same room as the ailing person.