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.”
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cycling to Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s Museum Photos by BLOGitse
Do you like the views? I do!
Let’s leave our bikes and walk behind the Tarvaspää Café and Restaurant…
walking behind Tarvaspää Café and Restaurant Photos by BLOGitse
Somebody’s painting Akseli’s landscape…
and the smoke sauna looks so charming…
Now a few steps up and we’re in the courtyard…
up to the Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s Museum’s courtyard Photos by BLOGitse
Down right is the museum…
When you’re standing in front of the museum you see the café/restaurant…
Tarvaspää Cafe and Restaurant Photos by BLOGitse
Top picture is a shot behind the building.
There are places to sit outside too.
And now we go in to the museum…
Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s studio at Tarvaspää Photos by BLOGitse
I’d love to have a window like this…
Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s bathroom and suitcase at Tarvaspää Photos by BLOGitse
Akseli traveled a lot.
Downstairs is the bathroom…
Floor mosaic designed by Akseli Gallen-Kallela Photos by BLOGitse
Left: a plan for the floor mosaic designed by Gallen-Kallela – with his footprints
Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s tools at his studio Photos by BLOGitse
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 1908 Photo by BLOGitse
Akseli Gallen-Kallela Self-portrait on a Green Background
Akseli Gallen-Kallela Self-portrait for the Uffizi Gallery, Florence 1916 Photo by BLOGitse
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
This is my Shadow Shot Sunday2entry
Shadow Shot Sunday2 Photo by BLOGitse
I participate with this post also to
Sundays In My City
Life In Pictures
Have a relaxing weekend!
Next couple of weeks I’ll post from SPAIN!