Friday, 20 July 2012

The warm appearance of the Ateneum Art Museum of Finland, Helsinki

Currently there is an exhibition of Helene Schjerfbeck at the Ateneum Museum in Helsinki, it still runs till 14 October 2012. We had never heard of this painter but it seems to be one of the most important Nordic artists. It was not allowed to take pictures of her work. We limited our visit to the introduction room, the hall and the impressive exterior of this magnificent late 19th century building. The façade is decorated many busts and columns in the shape of female statues carrying the upper floor. The colour combinations of grey, brown, red and white give the exterior a warm appearance. This is probably a big advantage during the long cold and dark winter period.

Momenteel loopt er in het Ateneum Museum in Helsinki, een tentoonstelling van Helene Schjerfbeck. Deze staat gepland tot en met 14 oktober 2012. We hadden nog niet van deze schilderes gehoord maar ze schijnt één van de belangrijkste Scandinavische kunstenaars te zijn. Het was echter niet toegelaten foto’s van haar werk te nemen. We beperkten ons bezoek tot de voorstellingskamer, de inkomhal en de indrukwekkende buitenzijde van dit laat 19de eeuwse gebouw. De voorgevel is versierd met vele busten en zuilen van vrouwelijke standbeelden ondersteunen de bovenste verdieping. De kleurencombinaties van grijs, bruin, rood en wit geven het museum een warme uitstraling wat hoogstwaarschijnlijk nodig is gedurende de lange koude en donkere winterperiode.. 
 
Ateneum Museum Helsinki

Ateneum Museum Helsinki

Ateneum Museum Helsinki

Ateneum Museum Helsinki

Ateneum Museum Helsinki

Ateneum Museum Helsinki

Ateneum Museum Helsinki

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19 comments:

  1. Mooi gebouw en prima detailfoto's..... erg goed !

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  2. Zo'n 'wahw'gebouw, Filip ! Je maakte (ook) knappe detailfoto's !
    Lie(f)s.

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  3. je foto's zijn zo scherp, heel mooi overzicht

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  4. You always seem to find some wonderful architecture everywhere you go. We are so fortunately in Europe that we have such a quantity of it.

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  5. Such amazing architecture. Looking at that building with all of the white, and am so glad I will never have to paint that. hope your week has been great!

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  6. The statues outdoors are lovely. They appear to be well-kept even outside. The interior architecture reminds me of the Stanford University's Cantor museum. http://avcr8teur.blogspot.com/2011/04/cantor-arts-center-lobby.html

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  7. Amazing! They really did an outstanding job on the artwork, and especially the statues! What a lovely place to visit...

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  8. Wonderful statues! Excellent details.

    Greetings, Carmen

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  9. Super !! bravo à toi pour tous tes articles très interressant!!! bisouss

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  10. The colours are indeed warm in tone, helping to highlight the elite statues.

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  11. Beautiful architecture!

    PS: You should visit the Kopenick castle/palace while you're in Berlin. It's beautiful and not so well-known. I think you'd really like it. :)

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  12. You have a great way to describe my familiar place, so that it looks quite different than it takes the view everyday.
    Thanks for the beautifull photos.
    Hugs
    orvokki

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  13. I like the sculpture of the two ladies holding their artists tools.

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  14. This seems to be a really impressive museum, the architecture and its details are amazing!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  15. Een indrukwekkend gebouw, een mooi overzicht.

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  16. impressive building and details-thanks for the tour!
    happy sunday from Sofia+tot dinsdag in dh:-)

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  17. Een knap gebouw en mooie detailfoto's!

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  18. nee, ik ken de schilderes ook niet. Je laat ons een mooie serie van het gebouw zien met al zijn details. Fijne avond, Dietmut

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