Art

Self-portrait series “100 years of my family history” by Lumi Tuomi - 2 more weeks to visit Generation 2017 -exhibition

Self-portrait series “100 years of my family history” by Lumi Tuomi - 2 more weeks to visit Generation 2017 -exhibition

19 year old Finnish girl Lumi Tuomi wears the clothes from her ancestors in a series of self-portrait photographs titled “100 years of my family history”.

We spoke to Lumi who has recently moved to the Hague in the Netherlands to study at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague, and here is her story:

35 Art Galleries and Museums in Helsinki to choose from

35 Art Galleries and Museums in Helsinki to choose from

35 Art Galleries and Museums in Helsinki for you to choose from

Colour, power and the break-up of form

Colour, power and the break-up of form

In the early twentieth century anyone had at least a theoretical opportunity to study art, as students without means were admitted to the drawing school without fees.

There were fears that the artistic community, once equated with the bourgeoisie, would become proletarian, endangering the Finnish national spirit.

10 must-see museums to visit during your stay in Helsinki

10 must-see museums to visit during your stay in Helsinki

Here are 10 must see museums for you to visit in Helsinki that offer a wide variety of collections for every taste

National fervour and symbolism

National fervour and symbolism

The plein-air method drove Finnish artists out among real subjects: the peasantry and genuine nature.

Artists, who usually had an upper-class background, began to make excursions into the “original Finland” that was supposed to lie in the forest wilderness of Karelia.

From rococo to realism

From rococo to realism

Profane, so-called free art, had its hesitant origin in Finland in the 18th century Isak Wacklin’s rococo portraits and in Nils Schillmark’s paintings, which employed the Neoclassical idiom.

Elias Martin’s landscape paintings documenting the fortification of Viapori represent a unique curiosity from the same period.

Art treasures of the city

Art treasures of the city

The history and present state of Finnish art can be studied intimately in the various art museums, galleries and special collections in and around Helsinki.

The city has an active art life with over 150 museums and art galleries – surely enough even for the most eager art lover. 

A HUNDRED YEARS ago, Finland’s artistic life was utterly different.