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

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

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.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, have had the opportunity to see this live once.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela "Ad Astra" have had the opportunity to see this live ( I also painted it in design School again :) when we had to make a remake of a masterpiece

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.

The Boat's Lament  Akseli Gallen Kallela  (Kalevala Scenes)

Bert Christensen's Cyberspace Home, Akseli Valdemar Gallen-Kallela, The Boat Lamentation

Joukahainen's Revenge by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

uncertaintimes: “ Akseli Gallen Kallela, Joukahainen’s revenge, 1897 (thx) ”

Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Kullervon kirous, 1899. Ateneum, Antell. Kuva: Valtion taidemuseo / Kuvataiteen keskusarkisto / Jouko Könönen. Finland. This is part of national epic of Finland, Kalevala

Akseli Gallen-Kallela - By the River of Tuonela - 1903 Akseli Gallen-Kallela - Boy with a Crow - 1884 Akseli Gallen-Kallela - Kullervo cursing - 1899