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)

The girl and the rooster, 1886 -  Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Girl and rooster - Tyttö ja kukko - Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 1886 - Finland

AKSELI GALLEN-KALLELA  Loft Barns at Korpilahti

Loft Barns at Korpilahti Painting | Akseli Gallen Kallela | Oil Painting Reproduction

Church Girl (1889). Akseli Gallen-Kallela (Finnish, 1865-1931). Oil on canvas.

Church Girl Akseli Gallen-Kallela (Finnish, Oil on canvas. Gallen-Kallela became fascinated with the ‘Kalevala’ epic, a compilation of ancient poetry celebrating the mythic origins.