Mother and Child, 1887
Through my travels I found myself describes how a talented art student grew into one of the most influential artists in our history. An exhibition of works by Helene Schjerfbeck (1862–1946) was shown at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in the autumn of 2019. The exhibition was the first comprehensive overview of Schjerfbeck’s work in the UK. The exhibition that Finns get to see at the Ateneum will be more than twice the size of the one staged in London. The Guardian called her 'Finland’s Munch’ and said that 'Her self-portraits put her in the company of Goya, Rembrandt, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud’.
Schjerfbeck is my favourite female Finnish painter. She was so, so talented and already at the age of eleven permitted to study at Finnish Art Society’s drawing school in Helsinki together with adult art students. At the age of 18 she traveled to Paris for the first time and in later years again to Paris, Brittany, St. Ives & Fiesole. Her paintings in the early years of her carer were naturalistic, but then she developed a unique style: very modern and with subdued color palette. Her series of self portraits ar brilliant through the years.
Green Stilleben, 1930
Dancing Shoes, 1882
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The history of the English Wassail actually dates back much farther
than most written English carols, and can be traced to the time of the Norman conquests
of 1066 A.D. In the Middle Ages, wassailing was a means for the feudal peasants
who lived on the land of their lord to be invited to the lord's manor
and to dine and drink together and enjoy the bounty of his table.
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