Serlachius museot

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+358 (0)3 488 6800 | Gustaf, R. Erik. Serlachiuksen katu 2 | Gösta, Joenniementie 47 | Mänttä

Open wintertime 1 September–31 May Tue–Sun 11am–6pm.

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+358 (0)3 488 6800 | Gustaf, R. Erik. Serlachiuksen katu 2 | Gösta, Joenniementie 47 | Mänttä

Open
wintertime 1 September–31 May Tue–Sun 11am–6pm
summertime 1 June–31 August daily 10am–6pm
Closed 6 Dec, 24–25 Dec, 31 Dec, 25 Mar and 30 Apr

Feel free to
come farther

Meadows and Wilderness

Landscape art from the collection of Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation.

Opens 26 November 2016

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Meadows and Wilderness

The landscapes of the Golden Age were seen as a unifying factor for the nation when, one hundred years ago, patriotic images were created for the soon to be independent Finland. Eras change, perspectives vary, but ultimately the relationship between humankind and nature is fundamental.

The roots of Western landscape art extend far into the past. On the lower floor of Joenniemi Manor, five halls will display works of Dutch landscape artists and classics of French plein air realism as well as depictions of the seasonal cycle of the Finnish meadows and forests. The exhibition explores the heart of the harmony between Finnish lakeland nature and the common people. Also depicted is the fierce struggle for survival in the wilderness, far from the world of genteel parks and pleasure trips.

With regard to old art, the exhibition’s artists include Jan van de Cappelle, Jacob van Ruisdael and Antoni van Verstralen as well as French artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Gustave Courbet. The exhibition will also display paintings from Finnish Golden Age masters including, among others, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Hugo Simberg, Ferdinand von Wright, Fanny Churberg and Ellen Thesleff as well as sculptures from Emil Wikström, Ville Vallgren and Jussi Mäntynen.