Anton Lindforss, Autumn, 1941 Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, Hoving collection. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen
Among Forests And Lakes: Landscape Masterpieces From The Finnish National Gallery
National Nordic Museum, Seattle, WA - To Oct 17
With successive occupations by Sweden and the Russian Empire, Finland did not become independent until 1917. Before that, talented artists studied in Germany, achieving considerable attention for their landscapes. The Finnish National Gallery is housed in the Ateneum and Kiasma buildings in Helsinki. This traveling show, covering 150 years, features plenty of cooling, snowy landscapes, along with portraits, maritime scenes and, of course, birch forests. Sámi artist Marja Helander’s video Birds on the Earth is also on view.