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Take a Look at Kalevala Art Works

See Kalevala art works from our collections from the 1850s to the present day.

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Gallen-Kallela's had women close to him model for Kalevala art works

Akseli Gallen-Kallela's (1865–1931) Lemminkäinen's Mother is based on Kalevala's story, where the warrior and rake Lemminkäinen dies. His mother picks up his pieces from the Tuonela river and puts them back together. Gallen-Kallelas mother was his model for this painting.

Aino in Art is like the Finnish Venus

Among artists, Aino naked at the water's edge is the part of the story chosen most frequently as a subject. Many interpretations are reminiscent of the Venus and water nymph themes popular throughout the history of art.