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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A painter I like very much too. Her pictures are "speaking" and for me I have a favourite here in your post...the dancing shoes.VastaaPoista
I wish you a contemplative start into the christmas week.
Greetings to you
Very nice paintings. Merry Christmas.VastaaPoista
Belos quadros, gostei bastante destas pinturas.VastaaPoista
Um Santo e Feliz Natal 🎄
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
A wonderful exhibition must have been there. These painted pictures are so beautiful, what great works of art !!!!VastaaPoista
Thank you for introducing this painter!
Das ist wirklich Kunst !VastaaPoista
Dies Malerin beeindruckt mich sehr.
Ich werde nun versuchen, mehr über sie zu erfahren.
In Google werde ich sicher fündig.
Deine 2 Favoriten sind auch meine, faszinierend, fast wie eine Fotografie.
Danke für diesen tollen Post.
WOW, wonderful paitings Riitta! Thank you for showing!VastaaPoista
Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Merry Christmas!
Love and hugs, Claudia xo
Die Bilder finde ich auch sehr schön. Die Frau mit den roten Haaren oder die Tanzschuhe sind meine Favoriten. Vielen Dank dafür, dass Du uns an dieser Ausstellung teilhaben lässt.VastaaPoista
Liebe Grüße von Ingrid, der Pfälzerin
Frohe Festtage voller Zauber der Weihnacht, voller Freude und Harmonie.
🥁🦌🎅 Sternfunkelnde Grüße von Heidrun 🎄
Son muy bonitas. Tus favoritos son los míos. Besitos.VastaaPoista
This is a LOT of Beautiful! 💙VastaaPoista
Remember, during this beautiful holiday season that loves makes all things possible. Merry Christmas to you and your family:)
More beautiful art...what a sight to behold! It really does leave you speechless! Merry Christmas!VastaaPoista
Das sind ausdruckstarke Bilder, die mich ansprechen, sehr schön wie ich finde!VastaaPoista
Thank you for sharing the paintings.VastaaPoista
Happy mosaic Monday
Oh my Riitta, I can surely understand why you love this artist. I would love any of these paintings in and of themselves, but the information you’ve given us of their creator make them even more interesting. So fascinating to see her growth ...and especially to see the series of self portraits ...her growth as a woman and as an artist. Bthank you for sharing, And a very .merry Christmas to you and yours.VastaaPoista
Riitta - you always amaze me with the information you share about artistic women. Such an inspiration. My eye was also drawn to the Dancing Shoes work - I can imagine the young lady being delighted to receive the shoes and to twirl around in them! Enjoy your Christmas - I have woken up this morning to fresh snow - we will have a White Christmas after all! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday throughout 2019!VastaaPoista
This is a new name for me - thanks for sharing this information and these portraits at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/12/merry-christmas.htmlVastaaPoista
I was not familiar with Helene Schjerfbeck but I like these works of art!VastaaPoista