Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865 — 1931)

Exhibition

Painting

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865 — 1931)

Past: February 7 → May 6, 2012

Although recognised as one of the most emblematic artists of the Finnish genius at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, Akseli Gallen-Kallela has never been the subject of a monographic exhibition in France. Yet he was closely linked with Paris: a pupil of the Académie Julian in the 1880s, he triumphed at the 1900 World Fair with the frescoes of the Finnish Pavillon with themes drawn from the epic Kalevala, he exhibited his work again in Paris in 1908 before embarking for Africa from which he returned with a flamboyant series of paintings and watercolours.

Naturalism, neo-romanticism, symbolism and expressionism are intermingled in his work, which also include decorative arts. The exhibition accounts for this brilliant career, showing together pieces usually conserved in prestigious Finnish institutions and private collections that constitute manifestos of an art too often reduced to the expression of a national identity.

  • Le Nord, un mythe artistique et littéraire Lecture Friday, March 30, 2012 9:30 AM → 6 PM

    In connection with the exhibition on Akseli Gallen-Kallela, this international symposium intends to explore the representation of the North in fin-de-siècle literature, music and arts, with a focus on symbols and the mythical images created by Naturalist and Symbolist artists as an arctic space for isolation, melancholy and silence.

  • Le Nord, un mythe artistique et littéraire Lecture Saturday, March 31, 2012 9:30 AM → 6 PM

    In connection with the exhibition on Akseli Gallen-Kallela, this international symposium intends to explore the representation of the North in fin-de-siècle literature, music and arts, with a focus on symbols and the mythical images created by Naturalist and Symbolist artists as an arctic space for isolation, melancholy and silence.

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1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur


75007 Paris

T. 01 40 49 48 14

Official website

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Opening hours

Every day except Monday, 9:30 AM – 6 PM
Late night on Thursday until 9:30 PM

Admission fee

Full rate €11.00 — Concessions €8,50

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Venue schedule

The artist

  • Akseli Gallen Kallela