Birds have always fascinated artists, whether the familiar pigeons and sparrows depicted by Finnish painter Ferdinand von Wright (1822-1906) to the exotic heron interpreted with an elegance of line by Italian born, American master Joseph Stella (1877-1946).
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Tired of the cold and snow of winter? Australian Rupert Bunny (1864-1947) and Finn Askeli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) both prepare us for the warmer months, featuring women as the symbols of the coming seasons.
Askeli Gallen Kallela (1865-1931) is considered one of Finland’s major artists. Although he created a range of subjects from historical works to landscapes, his portraits are particularly revealing, including his own son Jorma (1898-1939) who became a painter as well.
Finnish artists Eero Jarnefelt (1863-1937) and Hugo Simberg (1873-1917) were part of a major creative period in their country’s artistic development. Both were moved by the often stunning landscape of Finland’s lake regions, transformed by changing weather and times of day.
Finnish artist Adolph von Becker (1831-1909) regularly depicted scenes of domestic life that often appealed to his viewers including this trio of feline companions.
The goal of Finnish artist Pekka Halonen (1865-1933) was to create an atmosphere of peace and contemplation, setting many of his paintings along Lake Tuusula where he resided with his family.
Reposted posts. NORTH TO FINLAND TOWERING CLOUDS, LAKE REFLECTIONS The sky is the daily bread of our eyes. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals Finnish master Aksell Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) and New England author Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) may have lived on different continents but they shared a love of nature, particularly our […]
Finnish artist Adolf von Becker (1831-1909) captured a variety of everyday subjects, from the stillness of a slumbering cat (do you see the little rat?) to the warm yellow of the blooming flowers (although I haven’t been able to identify the form in the lower corner on our right).
Finnish master Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) was an important artistic force in his country, promoting the cultural heritage of an emerging nation.