Akseli Gallen-Kallela

The Great Black Woodpecker, Akseli Gallen-Kallela Finnish, Oil on canvas, 145 x 90 cm Private Collection

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (Finnish, 1865-1931) «Mary sewing in Kalela»

Wenzel Ulrik Tornøe - (Danish, - Young woman at her needlework.

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

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

Akseli Gallen-Kallela-Tyttö ja kukko  Painted: 1886

Girl and rooster - Tyttö ja kukko - Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 1886 - Finland

POIKA JA VARIS / Garçon et Corbeau, 1884 par Akseli Gallen-Kallela / Boy and Crow by Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

Poika ja varis / 1884 par Akseli Gallen-Kallela / Boy and Crow by Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

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, illustration of Kalevala, the Finnish national epic.

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, illustration of Kalevala, the Finnish national epic.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela - Boy with Crow

Poika ja varis / 1884 par Akseli Gallen-Kallela / Boy and Crow by Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

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

Akseli Gallen-Kallela >> The boat lamentation  |  (Oil, artwork, reproduction, copy, painting).

Bert Christensen's Cyberspace Home, Akseli Valdemar Gallen-Kallela, The Boat Lamentation

Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Sammon puolustus. Fresko, 1928

National museum of Finland, Kalevala fresko by Gallen-Kallela

The 'Maid of Death' (Tuonen piika) ferrying the dead across the River Tuoni into Tuonela, the Finnish Underworld. Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 'Tuonelan joella'. Notice the swan in the background. An enigmatic, semi-divine creature, the Swan of Tuonela swims around the island of Tuoni, perpetually singing.

By the River of Tuonela, study for the Jusélius Mausoleum frescos, 1903 by Akseli Gallen-Kallela. sketch and study.

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