Väinämöinen with his kantele. Väinämöinen is the central character in the Finnish folklore and the main character in the national epic Kalevala.

Väinämöinen with his kantele "At last the wind wizard’s son said to the King: “Send for the old wizard from Finland he knows more than all the wizards of your kingdom put together.

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

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

Father of the Kalevala, Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884), was a professor of Finnish literature. #Lönnrot #Kalevala #Finnish

Father of the Kalevala, Elias Lönnrot was a professor of Finnish literature.

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.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela and the Kalevala

Nudes, Boozers Jostle in Paris Exhibit of Finnish Artist: Review

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.

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.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela aprilie 1865 - 7 martie - Aino Myth, second panel of triptych

Gallen-Kallela, Kalevala Kullervon kirous

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Kullervon kirous ( the curse of Kullervo)

Palasia Kalevala-aiheisista tauluista - tunnistatko?

Palasia Kalevala-aiheisista tauluista - tunnistatko?

Kalevalan kankahilla - Netti- ja draamatehtäviä peruskoululaisille

Kalevalan kankahilla - Netti- ja draamatehtäviä peruskoululaisille

10 x Kalevala | Suomen juhlapäivät | TV | Areena | yle.fi

10 x Kalevala

Kalevalan luokkakuva – Kalevala-taidetta kouluille

Kalevalan luokkakuva – Kalevala-taidetta kouluille