A naturalist artist close to this field of predilection… From March 11 to July 25, 2022 the Musée Jacquemart André invites Nordic art enthusiasts to discover an exhibition displaying Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s work. A retrospective – the second one in Paris, following the major exhibition devoted to the artist in 2012 at the musée d'Orsay – exploring a “dominating aspect of his work all along his entire career” namely “the theme of wilderness and Finnish landscape”.
Clouds reflected on the water, smooth snow… Nature is the main theme in his work, and like any impressionist artist, he enhances the shapes with an unparalleled lyrism, almost esoteric. An artist also showing his back to the urban modernity, rooting his work “in wilderness of a majestic beauty, following the glistening course of the seasons, using thick forests and the many Finnish lakes as a pattern”.
In all, about 70 pieces of work from public and private collections, specifically several paintings from Espoo’s Gallen-Kallela museum, are gathered here. The idea behind the exhibition is to “study in a deeper way the issue to the relationship between the artist and nature changing over the course of his career”. In other words, a wonderful event for all wilderness and Scandinavian landscape fans… Shall we discover Gallen-Kallela’s work, then, friends?
Dates and Opening Time
From 11 March 2022 to 25 July 2022
Musée Jacquemart André
158 boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris 8
Tarif jeune (7-25 ans): €10
Tarif réduit: €13
Tarif Sénior (+ de 65 ans): €16
Plein tarif: €17
Tarif Famille: €46
Ouvert tous les jours de 10h à 18h.