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

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

Gallen-Kallela, Kalevala

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Kullervon kirous ( the curse of Kullervo)

Kalevala: the Finnish national epic ~ The first edition of the Kalevala appeared in 1835, compiled and edited by Elias Lönnrot on the basis of the epic folk poems he had collected in Finland and Karelia. This poetic song tradition, sung in an unusual, archaic trochaic tetrametre, had been part of the oral tradition among speakers of Balto-Finnic languages for 2,000 years.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, illustration of Kalevala, the Finnish national epic.

"The Defence Of The Sampo", Akseli Gallen-Kallela

The Defense of the Sampo (Sammon puolustus) is an 1896 Romantic nationalist painting by Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The battle for the Sampo is also given a deeper connotation as a battle for the soul of Finland.

"The Defence Of The Sampo", Akseli Gallen-Kallela

The Defense of the Sampo (Sammon puolustus) is an 1896 Romantic nationalist painting by Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The battle for the Sampo is also given a deeper connotation as a battle for the soul of Finland.

A Polar Bear's Tale: Akseli Gallén-Kallela (1865-1931)    The Lovers, 1906-17

artwork: Akseli Gallen-Kallela - "Lovers", - Oil on canvas - Private Collection. On view at the Helsinki City Art Museum in "Akseli Gallen-Kallela"until Jan.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (26 aprilie 1865 - 7 martie 1931)   - The Great Pike

Akseli Gallen-Kallela aprilie 1865 - 7 martie - The Great Pike

"Joukahainen's Revenge", Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Joukahainen's Revenge by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (26 aprilie 1865 - 7 martie 1931)   - The Forging of the Sampo

The Forging of the Sampo. Painting by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, depicting a scene from Kalevala, a Finnish epic poem. Smith Ilmarinen is forging the magical mill called Sampo, a centerpiece in many of Kalevala's stories.

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