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

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

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, (1865-1931) - Boulevard In Paris, 1885 - a Finnish painter who is best known for his illustrations of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, (1865-1931) - Boulevard In Paris, 1885 - a Finnish painter who is best known for his illustrations of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic.

Sammon taonta / The forging of Sampo-Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Sampo is forged by ilmarinen, a legendary smith as a task set by Louhi in return for her daughter's hand. Sampo was a magical artifact of inderterminate type that brought good fortune to its holder. When the Sampo was stolen, it is said that Ilmarinen's homeland fell upon hard times and sent an expedition to retrieve it, but in the ensuing battle it was smashed and lost at sea.

Sammon taonta / The forging of Sampo-Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Sampo is forged by ilmarinen, a legendary smith as a task set by Louhi in return for her daughter's hand. Sampo was a magical artifact of inderterminate type that brought good fortune to its holder. When the Sampo was stolen, it is said that Ilmarinen's homeland fell upon hard times and sent an expedition to retrieve it, but in the ensuing battle it was smashed and lost at sea.

Akseli Gallen Kallela painting of Beached Boat at Daybreak

Akseli Gallen Kallela painting of Beached Boat at Daybreak

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Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 'Aino' triptych (left-hand panel). The young Aino's first meeting with Väinämöinen. Aino has been promised in marriage to Väinämöinen since her brother, Joukahainen, lost a magic singing contest to him. Perhaps understandably, she would rather die.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 'Aino' triptych (left-hand panel). The young Aino's first meeting with Väinämöinen. Aino has been promised in marriage to Väinämöinen since her brother, Joukahainen, lost a magic singing contest to him. Perhaps understandably, she would rather die.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Akseli Gallen-Kallela and the Kalevala

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Akseli Gallen-Kallela and the Kalevala

"Karelian Mother" (1891) by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

"Karelian Mother" (1891) by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Winter Landscape Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Winter Landscape Akseli Gallen-Kallela

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