Collection by Marjo Välimäki

artwork: Akseli Gallen-Kallela - "Lemminkäinen's Mother", 1897 - Tempera on Canvas - x cm. - Collection of the Helsinki, Ateneum Art Museum. On view at the Musée d'Orsay in "Akseli Gallen-Kallela A Passion for Finland" until May Tempera, Hans Thoma, Carl Spitzweg, Art Magique, Culture Day, Hans Holbein, National Gallery, Memento Mori, Art History

Kalevalan kulttuurihistoria | Uusi Kalevalaseura -sivusto

Uusi Kalevalaseura -sivusto

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. Runes Futhark, Goddess Of The Underworld, Gods And Goddesses, Tempera, Held, Mythical Creatures, Folklore, Pagan, Les Oeuvres

Finnish Mythology: Louhi is the mistress/goddess of the Underworld (world of the dead). She is described as a powerful witch with the ability to change shape and weave mighty enchantments. She is also the main opponent of Väinämöinen and his group in the battle for the magical artifact Sampo in the Kalevala. She has a number of beautiful daughters, whom Ilmarinen, Lemminkäinen and other heroes attempt to win in various legends. Louhi, in true fairy tale form, sets them difficult tasks.

 The young Aino's first… Finland Culture, Singing Contest, Scandinavian Art, 3 Arts, Boy Art, Triptych, Creature Design, Les Oeuvres, Art History

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, Joukahainen's revenge, tempera on canvas Runes Futhark, Finland Culture, Scandinavian Paintings, Art Quotidien, Helene Schjerfbeck, Nordic Art, Chur, Art Et Illustration, Canadian Art

Joukahainen's revenge (Akseli Gallen-Kallela - )

Joukahainen's revenge, Akseli Gallen-Kallela - 1897