The Stream of Life; On the River of Life
The white-covered ferryman is guiding the boat into the distance with firm grip. He is carrying chronicles, symbols of wisdom, or open accounts and gathered experiences. Hugo Simberg was interested in the themes of life and death. The death figures in his works are not scary or grim, but rather familiar and gentle travelling companions for people. They are carrying out their melancholy task within human life. They are present in everyday life, and bring understanding to the last journey.
The Photographs of Hugo Simberg
Photographs from the personal archive of the Finnish symbolist painter Hugo Simberg, offering a fascinating insight into the artist's working practices and an intimate glimpse into daily life with family and friends.
Hugo Simberg - 25 artworks - painting
Hugo Simberg lived in the XIX – XX cent., a remarkable figure of Finnish Symbolism. Find more works of this artist at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.