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AKSELI GALLEN-KALLELA (1865-1931)
The Garden at Haikko / Haikon Puutarhasta | Albert Edelfelt
The Garden at Haikko / Haikon Puutarhasta (1887). Finnish Painter: ALBERT EDELFELT (1854-1905) Edelfelt was one of the first Finnish artists to achieve international fame. He enjoyed considerable success in Paris and was one of the founders of the Realist art movement in Finland. He influenced several younger Finnish painters and helped fellow Finnish artists such as Akseli Gallen-Kallela to make their breakthrough in Paris. Among his students was Léon Bakst.
Joukahainen is a character in the Kalevala, the Finnish epic poem of fifty parts. He is the rival of the main character, Väinämöinen. After losing a singing contest, he pledges his sister Aino to Väinämöinen, but she drowns herself rather than marry him. Joukahainen, still envious of Väinämöinen, then shoots the stag of his rival from under him, plunging him into the waters of Pohjola.