Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Väinämöinen's Departure
Tales of Kalevala, Japanese Translation
Kalevala is the folk epic of Finland. Finnish was one of the biggest influences on Tolkien's Elvish. The stories are gorgeous, full of action but not as bloodthirsty as their Norse cousins.
Kalevala Plate. The herd-boy Kullervo blowing his horn as he drives the bears and wolves before him. A black raven is sitting in a tree and far beyond is the farmhouse.
Akseli Gallen-Kallela: La venganza de Joukahainen (Joukahaisen kosto, 1897). Temple en lienzo. Joukahainen se dispone a disparar una flecha a Väinämöinen.
Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Aino-taru, triptyykki
AKSELI GALLEN-KALLELA Marjatta and the Christ Child (1895-1896)
Elias Lönnrot, writer of the "Kalevala"
Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Sammon taonta, 1893. Ateneumin taidemuseo.