# Carl Larsson # Elgar

The Chic Assignment, August 2020

Welcome to The Chic Assignment for August, 2020.

⚜️Chic Assignment no. 1 Elgar's Nimrod

Sir Edward William Elgar (1857-1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. We are going to listen to a performance of Elgar's Nimrod this month. Here is a great article on Classic FM: A detailed explanation of why Elgar’s Nimrod makes you break down in uncontrollable tears.

The performance I'm recommending is this brilliant rendition by Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

We will learn more about Elgar at the Chic Assignment Check-in.

⚜️Chic Assignment no. 2 Enjoy the art of Carl Larsson

Carl Olof Larsson was a Swedish painter (1853-1919) representative of the Arts and Crafts movement. His many paintings include oils, watercolors, and frescoes. He is principally known for his watercolors of idyllic family life. You can see more of his works on WikiArt or check out this beautiful art book, A Home, which shares Larsson's works in beautiful print form.

Detail of Christmas Eve, 1906

Correspondence, 1912

Brita at the Piano, 1908

Esbjorn Doing His Homework

⚜️Chic Assignment no. 3 Explore the art of meal planning
I have a video coming out on Monday all about how I meal plan. I'm also sharing dinners of the week. I hope that video inspires you to start meal planning in your own home if you don't already do so.

⚜️Chic Assignment no. 4 Start preparing your fall wardrobe
As the season is about to change, it's time to assess our summer wardrobes (winter wardrobes for our Southern Hemisphere friends). Take note of what worked, what didn't, what will return, and what needs to go and prepare your wardrobe for fall.

I hope you enjoy the assignments this month. Tag me on social media with #TheChicAssignment and keep us updated in the comments. I'll see you in the mid-month check-in!

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Unknown said...

I'm so excited, I am unfamiliar with both artists you chose, so it will be nice to learn about new historical figures in art and music. - Jennifer J.

Unknown said...

Larsson has been a favorite of mine for years--my kitchen wall calendar is always Larsson prints, so I can be inspired while working. I envy everyone who is discovering him (and Karin, his very talented artist and homemaker wife) this month!

I will listen to the Elgar with dark chocolate...just in case :)

Thank you for what promises to be a lovely month.


The Daily Connoisseur said...

Thank you for participating in the Chic Assignment, Jennifer...

Caryn, I'm excited to learn about Larsson's wife, Karin!