写真 Ferdinand von Wright: Kukkia ja lintuja puutarhan nurkassa (1853-1854). Kansallisgalleria/Ateneumin taidemuseo (c) Hannu Aaltonen

Inspired by the von Wright Brothers

Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki
Ateneum Art Museum

The theme of the Ateneum’s summer season is ‘inspiration’. The exhibition staged in the Fokus gallery looks at works by the von Wright brothers

The theme of the Ateneum’s summer season is ‘inspiration’. The exhibition staged in the Fokus gallery looks at works by the von Wright brothers that have inspired, for example, craft enthusiasts and street fashion designers.

Artist brothers Magnus (1805–1868), Wilhelm (1810–1887) and Ferdinand (1822–1906) von Wright liked to depict birds, fish, plants and landscapes in their artworks, based on meticulous natural observation. The familiar and vivid motifs make their works easily accessible.

Ferdinand von Wright’s The Fighting Capercaillies (1886) is the most reproduced artwork in Finland even to this day. It has spread to Finnish homes in countless oil paintings, embroideries and wall hangings.

The von Wright brothers’ works on natural motifs have also inspired contemporary street fashion design.

Ateneum Art Museum, Fokus Gallery, 2nd floor

2.6.-30.8.
Until Sun 2.8.
Tue-Sun 11.00–18.00

From Tue 4.8.
Tue, Fri 10.00–18.00
Wed, Thu 10.00–20.00
Sat, Sun 10.00–17.00

Admission fee 17/15€, under 18 yrs free entry

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