Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931): Lemminkäisen äiti, 1897.  (Kuvalähde: Kuvataiteen keskusarkisto)

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 'Lemminkäisen äiti' / 'Mother of Lemminkäinen'…

Akseli Gallen Kallela painting of Beached Boat at Daybreak

Beached Boat at Daybreak Painting | Akseli Gallen Kallela | Oil Painting Reproduction

The Athenaeum - Beached Boat at Daybreak (Akseli Gallen-Kallela - )

Akseli Gallen-Kallela

One of my favourite artists is Akseli Gallen-Kallela. He was a Finnish romantic period artist who used the recently published Kalevala as his inspiration.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela and the Kalevala

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The Defense of the Sampo (Sammon puolustus) is a 1896 Romantic nationalist painting by Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The painting illustrates a passage from the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the century.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela - "Pettuleivän virttä laulava tyttö." (1890)

Akseli Gallen-Kallela - "Pettuleivän virttä laulava tyttö." (1890)

Akseli Gallen-Kallela - Parisian café, via Flickr.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela - Parisian café, Akseli Gallen-Kallela was a Finnish painter who is best known for his illustrations of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 'Aino' triptych (middle panel). Väinämöinen uses his magic to fish for Aino in the lake that she entered. He catches a small fish but decides it is too plain and insignificant to be his fiancée, so he throws it back. In that instant the fish changes into Aino who proceeds to mock the old man, that he held her in his hand but chose to let her go. After that she vanishes for ever.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela aprilie 1865 - 7 martie - Aino Myth, second panel of triptych

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.

Joukahainen's revenge - Akseli Gallen-Kallela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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