10 heinäkuuta 2020

Friday Bliss #96 - Visual Art Day

Today we celebrate in Finland The Visual Art Day. It is the birthday of our beloved painter Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946). I love her art and have seen her paintings in many museums & exhibitions and read her biography. She is famous of her brutal series of self portraits - HERE my post from the exhibition On my Travels I Found Myself at Ateneum Art Museum last winter.

I have this wonderful book with poems of Edith Södergran (1892-1923), illustrated with Schjerfbeck’s art. Södergran was Swedish-speaking, is highly praised, but died tragically young of tuberculosis. Poem Hunter has on their site  more translated poems. She loved cats. On the photo with Totti.
HIER zwei Gedichte von Södergran auf deutsch.

When night comes
I stand on the steps and listen,
stars swarm in the yard
and I stand in the dark.
Listen, a star fell with a clang!
Don’t go out in the grass with bare feet;
my yard is full of shards.

I long for the land that is not,
For all that is, I am weary of wanting.
The moon speaks to me in silvern runes
About the land that is not.
The land where all our wishes become wondrously fulfilled,
The land where all our fetters fall,
The land where we cool our bleeding forehead
In the dew of the moon.
My life was a burning illusion,
But one thing I have found and one thing I have really won - 
The road to the land that is not.

Jag längtar till landet som icke är,
ty allting som är, är jag trött att begära.
Månen berättar mig i silverne runor
om landet som icke är.
Landet, där all vår önskan blir underbart upp-
landet, där alla våra kedjor falla,
landet, där vi svalka vår sargade panna
i månens dagg.
Mitt liv var en het villa.
Men ett har jag funnit och ett har jag verkligen
vunnit –
vägen till landet som icke är.

Trees in Wind 1918, private collection / Ateneums exhibition Silent Beauty.
 See more paintings by Helene Schjerfbeck at Wikiart.

Sun, Joy & Happiness to your weekend!

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18 kommenttia:

  1. Two very special artists love Riita.
    I really like the picture and I'm on vacation right now and I also like to go to the house of a great artist and have a look at her garden again yesterday. Who that is, well she was with Kandinsky for a long time. I love her painting and the landlords of our apartment even have a real picture of Gabriele Münter. The landlord knew her. I will write a post about it soon.
    Greetings Eva

  2. wunderschöne fotos mit den glockenblumen und dem buchtitel!! ich mag die werke von helene schjerfbeck auch so gerne, habe aber leider noch keine im original gesehen. die gedichte gefallen mir auch sehr gut und das buch muss eine wunderschön sein! vielleicht wird es ja einmal übersetzt!?
    liebe grüße und ein schönes wochenende,

  3. Dear Riitta
    Wonderful pictures and great Artist.
    It is good to celebrate special days.
    Have a youful and nice weekend,
    greetings moni

  4. Interesting that you have this day for celebration, and remembering your post I still had another look and one more by net. She was really relentlessy honest about her self portraits, especilla in her older age. I can understand that you like her, and I still have the litte girl at the table in my mind (die Genesene) Thanks also for sharing the poems from Edith Södergran. Like them.

    Have a good start into the weekend I am sending greets and hugs over to you


  5. Hi Riitta,
    thank you for those lovely pictures , poems and informations about a wonderful artist!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend, take care,
    Love and hugs Claudia xo

  6. Liebe Riitta,

    Deine Fotos mit den Glockenblumen und der Clematis sind so schön, herrlich wie sie das Buch umhüllen.

    Es passt ganz wunderbar zu dieser beeindruckenden Kunst.

    Sommerliche Grüße
    von Anke

  7. Guten Morgen liebe Riitta!

    Ich finde ihre Bilder auch sehr interessant.
    Schön, wie du es mit den Blumen arrangiert hast!

    Ich wünsche dir ein sonniges Wochenende

    Liebe Grüße


  8. Wonderful and interesting your idea of these two excellent artists!
    With the poems, works of art and photo so beautifully your post to commemorate this famous woman!
    I wish you a nice Friday and Weekend!
    Greetings Elke

  9. Dear Riitta
    Oh, those are bluebells and I like them so much. Just beautiful.
    Have a blissful Friday and hugs

  10. Wonderful sharing on the artist and her art. Beautiful purple flowers and nice poems.

  11. ...art so often imitates nature, but it's nice to see the two together!

  12. Liebe Riitta,
    die Bilder, die Du ausgesucht hast gefallen mir gut. Schade nur, dass die Künstlerin schon so früh, viel zu früh, sterben musste.
    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende.

    Viele liebe Grüße

  13. Oh, Helene Schjerfbeck, die habe ich auch noch auf meiner Liste großartiger Frauen! Wunderbare Malerin!
    Bon week-end!

  14. Oi, ihastuttava Helene Schjerfbeck valloittaa aina!
    Mukavaa viikonloppua!

  15. I love the idea of stars landing in the yard. Have a good weekend.

  16. The Stars poem is wonderful and unique.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Joy and Happiness to your weekend too!

  17. Preciosas pinturas y poemas. Un beso.

  18. Beautiful photos, Riitta, and lovely poems. The star poem brings to mind a cold clear night with stars shining against the black.


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