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

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Lemminkainen`s Mother, 1897

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

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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.

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, '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  Marjatta and the Christ Child (1895-1896)

Marjatta on the Rock by Akseli Gallen Kallela Finnish painter who is best known for his illustrations of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic. He was influenced by Symbolism and Expressionism (wiki) - (windypoplarsroom)

Akseli Gallen-Kallela: La venganza de Joukahainen (Joukahaisen kosto, 1897). Temple en lienzo. Joukahainen se dispone a disparar una flecha a Väinämöinen.

Joukahainen's revenge - Akseli Gallen-Kallela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kullervo ja hänen sisarensa reessä  Kullervo and his sister in the sledge  Louis Sparre  watercolour

Kullervo ja hänen sisarensa reessä Kullervo and his sister in the sledge Louis Sparre watercolour According to Glenda Goss, who wrote a biography of Sibelius, this watercolor was considered shocking at the time for showing the “hero” in the act of.

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