23 elokuuta 2021

Halosenniemi & Väinö Blomstedt Art Exhibition

This year it is the 150th anniversary of painter Väinö Blomstedt. The exhibition at Halosenniemi celebrated the friendship between Pekka Halonen (1865-1933) and Blomstedt (1871–1947). These two painters became acquainted at the drawing school of the Finnish Art Association in 1888, and later their joint journey continued on trips to Paris and Italy, among other places. In 1893 they both received a state grant of FIM 3,000 for a trip abroad and they traveled together to work in the studio of Paul Gauguin, who had just returned from Tahiti.
Beforehand, Blomstedt was totally unknown to me and it was not allowed to take close photos of the paintings. So this post mainly presents the interior of this impressive log building from 1902.

Blomstedt: Pompeiji, 1900

Blomstedt worked also as artistic director of Friends of Finnish Handicrafts,
designing tapestries and rugs. Works designed by Blomstedt can still be ordered from  
the Friends of Finnish Handicraft online store, e.g. Dragonfly pillow and Horses rug.

Halosenniemi, the studio home of painter Pekka Halonen, was completed in 1902.
He designed himself the house and his brother Antti helped to build it. It is an impressive
log building, the studio is high and has a stunning big window.
The house is situated on the shore of Lake Tuusula and the views to the lake are wonderful.

A fun oven door, designed by Halonen’s cousin.

Blomstedt: Alder peeler, 1892

Blomstedt: An episode of the Kalevala. Kullervo carves the oak trunk, 1897

It was a wonderful summer excursion!

#der natur donnerstag #garden affair #gartenglück #image-in-ing #makrotex

14 kommenttia:

  1. Guten Morgen liebe Riita,
    das ist aber auch sehr edel, was es hier zu sehen gibt, ich mag solche Einrichtungen sehr gerne und so ähnlich sah es auch bei mener Oma aus.
    Nur einen See gabs nicht, dafür etwas anderes.
    Mir hätte die Ausstellung auch sehr gefallen, aber ich hoffe, dass die Ausstellung im September, in Frankfurt stattfinden wird, darauf hoffe ich sehr und auch auf die anderen Kunstreisen, die ich so gebucht habe.
    Liebe Grüße und eine gute Woche Eva

  2. Thanks for sharing. Must be very interesting. The lake views are awesome indeed.
    Have a nice day!

  3. Was für ein schönes Haus, was für ein schöner Ort!
    Hab eine schöne neue Woche!
    ♥️ Allerliebste Grüße , Claudia ♥️

  4. ...rustic elegance.

  5. What a beautiful home! How could one fail to be inspired there!!!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/08/a-few-from-archives.html

  6. I love visiting places like this. You can see many interesting items in this historic house.
    Riitta, as always, excellent photos and coverage.
    Hugs and greetings.

  7. That home would bring out the best in the people who lived there I am sure! I remain in awe of the amazing artists you show -- and of the opportunities you have to see it in person!

  8. You know what....I would like to have a vaccation there ;-)) Looks pretty and I like the style and also the pictures I can see at the walls. Thanks for sharing the visit.

    Have a good day and hugs and greetings to you


  9. I like the style! Would love to visit.

  10. No conocía a ninguno de estos dos pintores, y hoy, gracias a ti, he podido disfrutar de sus obras, sobre todo, las de Blomstedt. La casa donde se ha instalado la exposición es una preciosidad y muy acogedora, por lo que ya me gustaría a mi vivir más cerca para poder visitarla...
    Saludos, amiga Riitta.

  11. Lovely home. Beautiful handicrafts and paintings. Nice river view. Enjoy your weekend.

  12. What an interesting variety of artwork!

    Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!

  13. Such an interesting and beautiful place and I loved the textile work too.

    Thanks so much for sharing this on Wandering Camera!


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