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Stories behind paintings

Collection by Serlachius Museums

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Picture tells more than 1000 words but stories behind these pictures are worth listening too

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Pearl of the month A self-portrait of Eric O. Ehrström from 1933 – during the period after his losing his right hand. Period, Collections, Pearl, Paintings, Portrait, Pictures, Photos, Bead, Paint

A self-portrait of Eric O. W. Ehrström

Pearl of the month A self-portrait of Eric O. W. Ehrström from 1933 – during the period after his losing his right hand.

Pearl of the month Ellen Thesleff, Harvesters in Boat II, 1924 Water Element, Finland, Symbols, Fine Art, Pearls, Nature, Collections, Exhibitions, Foundation

Harvesters

Pearl of the month Ellen Thesleff, Harvesters in Boat II, 1924

Act I scene iii Iago: It cannot be that Desdemona should long continue in her love to the Moor-put money in thy purse-nor he his to her [Othello and Desdemona, James Clarke ]Hook Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Gnome 4, Art Gallery, Classic Artwork, Art Of Love, Classroom Inspiration, Teacher Inspiration, Art Thou, Othello

Pieter Aertsen The Greengrocer

Pearl of the month Pieter Aertsen, The Greengrocer, mid 16th century

Pekka Halonen Myllykylän sawmill 1899 - Finland - In the parish of Sortavala, in the part of Karelia ceded to the Soviet Union after WWII European Paintings, Old Paintings, Paintings I Love, Abstract Landscape Painting, Landscape Art, Landscape Paintings, Landscapes, Romanticism Paintings, Impressionist Paintings

Myllykylä sawmill

Pearl of the month An oil painting called Myllykylän sawmill (1899) by the artist Pekka Halonen was purchased for the collection of the Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation in 1997. The painting depicts a landscape of a place called Myllykylä in the parish of Sortavala, in the part of Karelia ceded to the Soviet Union after the Second World War.

Self-portrait of Gallen-Kallela / The man depicted in the drawing is 32 year-old Axel Gallén who less than ten years later adopted a more original Finnish artist name Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The drawing was completed at his studio home Kalela at Ruovesi. Life Paint, Artist Names, Great Artists, Paintings, Selfie, Portrait, Studio, Drawings, Pictures

Self-portrait of Gallen-Kallela

Pearl of the Month Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Self-Portrait 1897

“Porilaisten marssi” (Finnish Soldiers in the war of by Albert Edelfelt. The war was fought between Sweden and Russia and as a result, the eastern third of Sweden was established as the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland within the Russian Empire. Helene Schjerfbeck, Ancient History, Art History, Prinz Eugen, Asatru, Chur, Old Paintings, Napoleonic Wars, Musical

Porilaisten marssi

Pearl of the month Finnish Soldiers in the War of 1808 – 1809 Albert Edelfelt 1892

The Factory of Leppäkoski - Pekka Halonen , 1917 Finnish, Chur, North Europe, Snow, Pearls, Landscape, Bricks, Water, Artist, Artworks

Factory landscape in Ladoga Karelia

Pearl of the month Pekka Halonen, The Factory of Leppäkoski, 1917

Pearl of the Month Bridal Sauna Robert Wilhelm Ekman (before Clean Sheets, Straws, Bridal, Bathing, Boards, Paintings, Beautiful, Wedding, Paint

Bridal Sauna

Pearl of the Month Bridal Sauna Robert Wilhelm Ekman (before 1866)

Pearl of the month Ellen Thesleff, Harvesters in Boat II, 1924 Water Element, Finland, Symbols, Fine Art, Pearls, Nature, Collections, Exhibitions, Foundation

Harvesters

Pearl of the month Ellen Thesleff, Harvesters in Boat II, 1924

Girl in the Old Church of Keuruu by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 1889 Contemporary Artists, Modern Art, Losing My Religion, Merian, Life Paint, Piet Mondrian, Hippie Art, Scandinavian Modern, Great Artists

A Girl in the Old Church at Keuruu

Pearl of the month Maria Raunio, model for Gallen-Kallela's painting – a Member of Parlaiment with an elementary school background

ERIK ENROTH, CAFÉ COLOMBIA (1971)  The year 2017 marks the centenary of Finland’s independency as well as 100th anniversary of artist Erik Enroth (1917–1975). Three paintings by Enroth have been included in the Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation’s collection: Still-life with Chicken and Fish (1953), A Fruit Market in Spain (1955) and Cafe Colombia, which represents the artist’s late output.  Born in Helsinki, Enroth relocated to Tampere after having been married to Sara Hildén in 1949. Helsinki, Finland, Foundation, Spain, Anniversary, Paintings, Fish, Fine Art, Chicken

Café Colombia

Pearl of the month Erik Enroth, Café Colombia (1971)

Pearl of the month Gunnar Berndtson, Art Connoisseurs in the Louvre, Painting Art, Paintings, Baron, Louvre, Daughter, Pearl, History, Pictures, Movie Posters

Art Connoisseurs in the Louvre

ART CONNOISSEURS AT THE SALONS OF THE GENTILE A circle was closed when the painting Art Connoisseurs in the Louvre by Gunnar Berndston – a relative of the family of de la Chapelle on his mother’s side – ended up to become the pearl of Gösta Serlachius’ art collection in 1929, after a multifaceted history of ownership. A couple of years earlier, the daughter of Gösta Serlachius, Kersti (aka Stina), had been married to baron Claes de la Chapelle. Gunnar Berndtson (1854-1895) is a renowned…