Lake Keitele: a Vision of Finland mounts a detailed investigation into the canvas’s composition: all four versions of the hypnotic landscape will be united and displayed side by side. The exhibition provides a window into the artistic development of one of the leading figures of Finnish modernism, as Gallen-Kallela’s depiction moves from a meticulous realism in its first version to stylised abstraction in its later incarnations.
The exhibition promises to be an entrancing introduction to the painter’s work. Mesmerised by the landscape that surrounded him, he produced crystalline renderings of Finland’s icy lakes and piercing light – works which have nevertheless often been overlooked amid those of better-known avant-garde painters.
Lake Keitele: a Vision of Finland looks poised to be a vivid reminder of Gallen-Kallela’s skill.
|What||Lake Keitele: a Vision of Finland, the National Gallery|
|Where||National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
15 Nov 17 – 04 Feb 18, Saturday - Thursday 10:00 - 18:00, Friday 10:00 - 21:00
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