Sylvain pictures by Finnish artist from 1850s to present day.
Exhibited 5 February 2011 – 1 January 2012.
The exhibition Forest presents people’s ever-changing relation to forest by means of contemporary Finnish art and of the art of the golden age. Paintings, graphics, video art and photographs of almost 50 artists have been included.
Forest shows itself as bright panoramas and gloomy stands of spruce, as lyrical atmophere-laden pictures and source of money, as a landscape of imagination and entire nation’s selfportait. Finnish forest has not always been considered a theme worthy of art. Werner Holmberg saw the beauty of pines; Berndt Lindholm, a pioneer of Finnish landscape painting introduced spruces into Finnish art. During the golden age of Finnish art forest was adopted as the building material of national sentiment. At the same time artists like Pekka Halonen and Akseli Gallen-Kallela criticized the economic use of forests. Contemporary artists reflect on the stand of the forests and their protection, but can also see the colors, lines and shapes in forest as well as the forest of fable and myth.
Tuori, Järnefelt, Kivi, Kirves, Holmberg, Lindholm, Gallen-Kallela, Soldan, Autere, Lampisuo, Lehto, Tikkanen, Uusitalo, Enckell, von Wright, Ollila, Pusa, Lavonen, Lönnberg, Halonen, Nelimarkka, Markkula, Ruutsalo, Stenius, Salokivi, Mäntynen, Hirvimäki, Gottberg, Heikkilä, Vanni, Danning, Simberg, Krohn, Soinio, Cawén, Finne, Kuitula, Munsterhjelm, Salmenkivi, Ollila, von Swetlik, Savolainen, Heiskanen, Seppo & Kovalainen, Kovalainen, Laine & Heiskanen, Iso-Lähteenmäki, Kurunsaari, Churberg, Halso
Joenniementie 47, Mänttä.
In summertime 1 June–31 August daily 10 am–6 pm, also at Midsummer.
In wintertime 1 September–31 May Tue–Sun 11 am–6 pm.
Adults 10 €, under 18s free of charge.