The Fratricide, 1897 - Akseli Gallen-Kallela - WikiArt.org
‘The Fratricide’ was created in 1897 by Akseli Gallen-Kallela in Art Nouveau (Modern) style. Find more prominent pieces of mythological painting at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.
Joukahainen is a character in the Kalevala, the Finnish epic poem of fifty parts. He is the rival of the main character, Väinämöinen. After losing a singing contest, he pledges his sister Aino to Väinämöinen, but she drowns herself rather than marry him. Joukahainen, still envious of Väinämöinen, then shoots the stag of his rival from under him, plunging him into the waters of Pohjola.
Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 'Aino' triptych (middle panel). Väinämöinen uses his magic to fish for Aino in the lake that she entered. He catches a small fish but decides it is too plain and insignificant to be his fiancée, so he throws it back. In that instant the fish changes into Aino who proceeds to mock the old man, that he held her in his hand but chose to let her go. After that she vanishes for ever.
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The boat lamentation by Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931, Finland) | Reproductions Akseli Gallen-Kallela
The boat lamentation by Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931, Finland) | Reproductions Akseli Gallen-Kallela | WahooArt.com