21 helmikuuta 2020

Edelfelt & The Romanovs at Sinebrychoff Art Museum


Albert Edelfelt and The Romanovs at The Sinebrychoff Art Museum's atmospheric brick cellar is a small exhibition, but definitely worth a look. The exhibition focuses on Albert Edelfelt’s (1854–1905) lesser-known works related to the Russian Imperial family and includes oil paintings, sketches and letters from the artist. This exhibition was on display in St. Petersburg in the autumn 2019. Finland was in Edelfelt’s time the Grand Duchy of Finland of the Russian Empire, and the Imperial court opened its doors to Edelfelt, already a renowned master. Albert Edelfelt is known for his naturalistic style and Realist approach to art. He traveled to Italy, France, England, Spain, Sweden, Denmark and Russia. 


For me, the best experience was to see Bertha and Capi from 1881. 
The size of the painting is pretty small, but the light glows and Bertha's pink ruffle dress 
is masterfully depicted. The painting has a charming & light summer atmosphere. 
In my photo above, the painting is not completely visible, so still another 
of Sinebrychoff's media bank.


Good Friends, Berta and Capi, 1881 
Berta was Edelfelt’s 10 years younger sister to whom he sent fancy dresses from Paris
The State Hermitage Museum, photo: Pavel Demidov


Edelfelt was handsome and loved by women. He was married but the marriage was not happy and he spent decades in Paris. His life has inspired many non-fiction and fiction writers. In my posts there are displayed some Edelfelt’s paintings: Venla Hiidensalo - Because of you / Anna Kortelainen - Virginie (Virginie was Edelfelt's model & mistress and it is rumoured that they had two children together) / Anna Kortelainen - Wild Garden, presents Edelfelt's Haikko, a villa on the sea where he spent his summers.


The Grand Dukes Boris and Kirill Vladimirovich as Children, 1881
This painting, long thought to be lost, is being shown for the first time in Finland.
The Rybinsk State History, Architecture and Art Museum



Michael and Xenia, Children of the Emperor Alexander III, 1882
Private collection


Under the Birches, 1882, private collection,


ONLINE:
I found a slightly different treatment of the same theme.
Edelfelt painted here his sisters Annie and Berta. The third sister, Ellen, died earlier.


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16 kommenttia:

  1. Dear Riitta,
    thank you for this amazing impressions.
    Warm greetings
    moni

    VastaaPoista
  2. ...Riitta, what an interesting gallery, it looks a bit like a wine cellar. The blue walls are a delight. The portraits are beutiful, what a privileged life they lived. Thanks for sharing, I will stop by later today.

    VastaaPoista
  3. Oih, rakastan Edelfeltin romanttisen kauniita ja elämänmakuisia maalauksia! <3
    Toivotan aurinkoista viikonloppua!

    VastaaPoista
  4. Olen aina ollut kiinnostunut Venäjän keisarillisesta perheestä, mutta en tiennyt tälläisen Edelfeltin kokoelman olemassaolosta.
    Kiitos, kun toit sen tietoisuuteeni.

    VastaaPoista
  5. Thanks for showing...very interesting and I just love every single pictures you have shown. They are all really so painted in naturalistic style. You can think they all were picures by a camera^^ Fantastic.

    I wish you a beautiful an hopefully sunny weekend.

    Greetings

    N☼va

    VastaaPoista
  6. Thanks for sharing these beautiful art works.
    Wishing you the weather gets better soon...

    VastaaPoista
  7. lovely art but I am also intrigued by the brick cellar setting

    VastaaPoista
  8. Hello, what a lovely museum and beautiful art work. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

    VastaaPoista
  9. Oh wow, what lovely paintings from long ago, such incredible talent. Thank you for sharing.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

    VastaaPoista
  10. Preciosas pinturas, me encantan. Besos.

    VastaaPoista
  11. The cellar is a beautiful place to display the paintings. - Margy

    VastaaPoista
  12. Riitta - I can see why you like the Bertha and Capi painting - it evokes so many thoughts of childhood, lazy summer days, and frilly dresses! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

    VastaaPoista
  13. Great exhibit! I like the outdoor scenes the most.

    VastaaPoista
  14. How wonderful that you had an opportunity to attend. have a great week.

    VastaaPoista
  15. Hello Riitta - Thank you for introducing me to Edelfelt's work. The first painting of Bertha and Capi is so charming. He captured the insouciance and sweetness of childhood so very well.

    VastaaPoista

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