weekend #24 photos
Last weekend I posted about Peter Dahl’s paintings in Gallen-Kallela Museum.
This post is about the museum.
It was at Tarvaspää that Gallen-Kallela was able to realize the dream of his youth:
“Out in the wilds I would like to own a crenellated castle,
with a tower of grey stone and timbers of pine and oak.
There I would brood on my own, spend a few hours in my laboratory,
a few in my library, and the rest of the day forging metal, painting and sculpting.”
read more here
Do you like the views? I do!
Let’s leave our bikes and walk behind the Tarvaspää Café and Restaurant…
Somebody’s painting Akseli’s landscape…
and the smoke sauna looks so charming…
Now a few steps up and we’re in the courtyard…
Down right is the museum…
When you’re standing in front of the museum you see the café/restaurant…
Top picture is a shot behind the building.
There are places to sit outside too.
And now we go in to the museum…
I’d love to have a window like this…
Akseli traveled a lot.
Downstairs is the bathroom…
Left: a plan for the floor mosaic designed by Gallen-Kallela – with his footprints
Akseli’s tools at his studio…
Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865–1931), Finland’s national artist,
designed and built his studio and home at Tarvaspää near Helsinki in 1911–1913.
Tarvaspää was opened to the public as the Gallen-Kallela Museum in 1961.
Akseli Gallen-Kallela Self-portrait on a Green Background
Akseli Gallen-Kallela Self-portrait for Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Boy with a Crow from 1884 is one of my favorites.
Rustic Life, 1867 was sold for 400.000 euros in 2010.
Virtual tour in Gallen-Kallela Museum here
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Have a relaxing weekend!
Next couple of weeks I’ll post from SPAIN!