Rowing to the Shore, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 1891

Rowing to the Shore, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 1891

“Louhi Witch of North Farm” – Retold by Tony De Gerez – Pictures by Barbara Cooney

“Louhi Witch of North Farm” – Retold by Tony De Gerez – Pictures by Barbara Cooney

finnish people.

finnish people.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Sammon taonta

Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Sammon taonta

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.

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

Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Keski-Suomen naisen kansallispuku. Kuva © Helmi Vuorelma Oy

Keski-Suomen naisen kansallispuku. Kuva © Helmi Vuorelma Oy

Axel Gallen (Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Finnish) - "Boy and Crow" 1884

Axel Gallen (Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Finnish) - "Boy and Crow" 1884

AKSELI GALLEN-KALLELA In the Sauna

AKSELI GALLEN-KALLELA In the Sauna

Louhi, Witch of North Farm: Toni de Gerez, Barbara Cooney

Louhi, Witch of North Farm: Toni de Gerez, Barbara Cooney

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