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Akseli Gallen-Kallela




The film by Ralph Goertz goes in search of clues to the original sites of the artist in Helsinki and Ruovesi and offers a glimpse into the life and work of the Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela, but also in the myths of the Kalevala.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela was the leading artist of the early modernism in Finland
since the 1880s. In the 1880s he studied in Paris, worked the mid 1890s in Germany and gained international prominence with the Paris Universal Exposition in 1900. Gallen-Kallela worked together with Wassily Kandinsky in 1902 and between 1901 and 1904 he took part in the exhibitions of the Vienna Secession, 1907, he became a member of the Artists Association BRÜCKE.

In cooperation with the Musée d´Orsay in Paris and the Helsinki Art Museum, the Museum Kunst Palast in Dusseldorf shows a comprehensive survey exhibition on  Akseli Gallen-Kallela
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