Reidar Särestöniemi was the foremost Lappish artist of hos time. He rose to nationwide fame in the 1960s and was greatly esteemed by collectors and the cultural elite alike. He is particulary famous for his intence and colourful paintings of Lappish themes that incorporate allusions to prehistoric art and to the great names of moderism.
The exhibition shows us sculptures casted in bronze and graphic drafts from the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Art Collection. Emphasized in contemporary art, the collection contains art made by traditional but also by fully new methods. The artists are among leading professional artists in Finland.
Pathway – the dialogue on the northern issues, nature, the life and the changes taking place in the North. The exhibition links art and the social discussion together. The invited artists come from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Russia.
Ateneum and the Rovaniemi Art Museum carry out in co-operation an introduction series of classic Finnish art works in Rovaniemi. The Classic of the Season displays art works of Finnish Golden Age from the Ateneum collections. They are all outstanding national art works beloved by Finns. This time Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s early painting Boy and the Crow from 1884 is on show. Gallen-Kallela was fascinated by looking for the essential nature of the Finnish people. The popularity of his art works witnesses how much he influenced on our idea about what the original Finnishness is.
Wiherheimo, originally from Rovaniemi, has during her notably long career worked both in the fields of visual arts and design. Central themes of her works are large colourful surfaces, lights and shadows.
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