Photo Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Sammon puolustus,luonnos / Kansallismuseo (c) Pirje Mykkänen
The exhibition at the National Museum of Finland explores the long career of Akseli Gallen-Kallela and the versatile works
The exhibition at the National Museum of Finland explores the long career of Akseli Gallen-Kallela and the versatile works of the internationally renowned artist.
The exhibition features some of the most well-known works by Gallen-Kallela: Themes from the Kalevala, works depicting Finnish nature and people as well as paintings from the artist’s many trips.
Visitors can learn more about the artist passionate about exploring new techniques, who also created prints, designed medals, textiles, and furniture, and who also worked as an architect.
In addition to the frescos, which were his final major works, early drawings by the young Gallén, suffering from wanderlust, are also exhibited at the National Museum.
The exhibition highlights a prolific artist, tracing the career of the internationally renowned artist in a time when Finland and Europe were at a turning point.
National Museum of Finland
Admission fee 11/16€, under 18 yrs free entry