Faces of Finland
The Finnish landscape as we know it was brought into being through the works of 19th century artists, who, in their quest to lend expression to a Finnish national identity, turned their gaze towards their own country, its landscapes and its people. Gradually, their bucolic scenes, punctuated by lakes, farmlands and forest-clad hills, came to define what we now understand as Finland’s national landscape.
This exhibition features thirty high-profile works from the Fortum Art Foundation collection. Of huge national significance, these paintings express something integral about the Finnish identity and Finland’s nature and people, treating us to scenes of untouched wilderness and verdant farmland along with a series of cultural landscapes.
The works from the Fortum Art Foundation collection will be complemented by carefully chosen pieces from Hämeenlinna Art Museum’s own collection.
W. Ekman, Werner Holmberg, Nina Ahlstedt, Fredrik Ahlstedt, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Eero Järnefelt, Pekka Halonen, Victor Westerholm, Victoria Åberg, Elin Danielson-Gambog, Helmi Biese, Fanny Churberg, Lennart Segerstråle and many more.