Akseli Gallen-Kallela / portrait of G.A. Serlachius

Akseli Gallen-Kallela / portrait of G.A. Serlachius

Akseli Gallen-Kallela / portrait of Gustav Mahler

Akseli Gallen-Kallela / portrait of Gustav Mahler

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Vengeance of Joukahainen, sketch, 1897, gouache on paper.  Young Joukahainen is about to go and kill Väinämöinen to take revenge for his defeat in a singing contest and also to retaliate that his sister Aino drowned herself, because she didn’t want to marry Väinämöinen. Joukahainen’s mother is trying to persuade him out of murdering Väinämöinen.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Vengeance of Joukahainen, sketch, 1897, gouache on paper. Young Joukahainen is about to go and kill Väinämöinen to take revenge for his defeat in a singing contest and also to retaliate that his sister Aino drowned herself, because she didn’t want to marry Väinämöinen. Joukahainen’s mother is trying to persuade him out of murdering Väinämöinen.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela/ Rustic Life / The painting Rustic Life eventually ended up in Russia and travelled a mysterious path in the wake of the Russian Revolution.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela/ Rustic Life / The painting Rustic Life eventually ended up in Russia and travelled a mysterious path in the wake of the Russian Revolution.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela/ /Mänttä Rapids The rush of Mänttä Rapids could still be heard from afar in the 19th century. Today, it is hidden in the depths of the paper mill.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela/ /Mänttä Rapids The rush of Mänttä Rapids could still be heard from afar in the 19th century. Today, it is hidden in the depths of the paper mill.

Gallen-Kallela painted the portrait of mill owner Serlachius’ 11-year-old daughter Sissi in 1889. For its model, the work became a treasured and important work.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela aprilie 1865 - 7 martie pictor şi grafician finlandez - Portrait Of Sissi Serlachius

Akseli Gallen-Kallela / Symposion/ Oil on canvas 1894 / sketch

Akseli Gallen-Kallela / Symposion/ Oil on canvas 1894 / sketch

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (26 April 1865 – 7 March 1931) was a Finnish painter who is best known for his illustrations of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic (illustration, below). His work is considered very important for the Finnish national identity. He changed his name from Gallen to Gallen-Kallela in 1907.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (26 April 1865 – 7 March 1931) was a Finnish painter who is best known for his illustrations of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic (illustration, below). His work is considered very important for the Finnish national identity. He changed his name from Gallen to Gallen-Kallela in 1907.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela / Kullervo cursing

Akseli Gallen-Kallela / Kullervo cursing

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