Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Portraiture, Part II—On the Verge of Adolescence?

Askeli Gallen-Kallela, Head of a Girl, Little Anna, 1897, oil on canvas, Ateneum, Helsinki, Finland

 

In this second portrait by Finnish master Askeli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931), the artist demonstrates his ability to explore the unique personality and character of a child.  Or is Anna older, perhaps an adolescent?

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