Lemminkäisen arvoitus : Erään taulun tarina / Tarja Talvitie, Minna Turtiainen ; Akseli Gallen-Kallelan Museo.

Artist
Gallen-Kallela, Akseli, 1865-1931 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
Finnish
Published/​Created
Helsinki : Parvs Publishing, [2019]
Description
135 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm.

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A lot of us know Akseli Gallen-Kallela's painting 'Lemminkäinen's Mother', but there is another work on the same subject whose origin is oddly uncertain. In its subject and form this gouache painting could well be a far-advanced sketch for 'Lemminkäinen's Mother', but Gallen-Kallela denied that he had painted the work. So is it genuine or fake? The art collector and Gallen-Kallela's friend Gösta Serlachius tried for a long time to establish the provenance of the work, which he bought in 1930, but came to a dead end. Since 2015, a research group has been trying to solve the mystery by combining a range of the latest technologies with art-history research. In this volume art historians Tarja Talvitie of the Serlachius Museums and Minna Turtiainen of the Gallen-Kallela Museum pose this art-Ưhistory riddle and ponder the authenticity of this disputed work.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9789527226322
  • 9527226325
OCLC
1107681866
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