Sweden Culture History
The cultural history of Sweden is specifically remarkable because of its rich heritage in fields of literature, fine arts, sculpture, and cinema. Sweden has several authors of universal gratitude. The most popular and highly acclaimed Swedish authors having their own place in history include Astrid Lindgren, Harry Martinson, Selma Lagerlof, and August Strindberg.
The country boasts of having bagged 7 Nobel Prizes in field of literature. The brilliant paintings of Anders Zorn and incredible sculptures by Carl Milles and Tobias Sergel are also amongst the numerous jewels that embellish the culture history of Sweden.
The 20th century Swedish culture is renowned for the revolutionary works of Victor Sjostrom and Mauritz Stiller in the field of cinema. The contributions made by internationally acclaimed Swedish filmmakers and actors, like Ingrid Bergman and Greta Garbo, are also noteworthy. Some Swedish films that received recognition on global platform include Lasse Hallstorm and Lukas Moodysson.
Another major development in the culture history of Sweden is the aggressive promotion of gender equality, as part of ‘sexual revolution’ during the 1960s and the 1970s. In fact, till today, Sweden is home to the world’s highest number of singles. The historic concept of ‘Swedish Sin’ was introduced after liberal views of sexuality and bold love-making scenes were first featured in early Swedish films like ‘I am Curious’. With time, the country’s culture also adopted a liberal attitude towards homosexuality, gender-neutral weddings, and cohabitation. Lately, baby boom is being experienced by the country.
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