- News & events
- Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931). A Passion for Finland.
PARIS - Musée d'Orsay
62 rue de Lille - 75007 Paris
Métro : Musée d'Orsay, Solférino
Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931).
A Passion for Finland
Although recognised as one of the most emblematic artists of the Finnish genius at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, Akseli Gallen-Kallela has never been the subject of a monographic exhibition in France. Yet he was closely linked with Paris: a pupil of the Académie Julian in the 1880s, he triumphed at the 1900 World Fair with the frescoes of the Finnish Pavillion with themes drawn from the mythical epic Kalevala, he exhibited his work again in Paris in 1909 before embarking for Africa from which he returned with a flamboyant series of paintings and watercolours.
Realism, neo-romanticism, symbolism are intermingled in his work, which also include decorative arts. The exhibition accounts for this brilliant career, showing together pieces usually conserved in prestigious Finnish institutions and private collections that constitute manifestos of an art too often reduced to the expression of a national identity.
This exhibition has been organised by :
the musée d'Orsay, Paris
the Helsinki Art Museum
the Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
Exhibition also presented in:
Helsinki, Art Museum, from 23 September 2011 to 15 January 2012
Düsseldorf, Museum Kunstpalast, from 1 June to 2 September 2012
USEFUL INFOS :
Opening hours :
Open from 9.30am to 6pm
Daily, except Mondays
Late night on Thursdays until 9.45pm
Last tickets sold at 5pm (9pm Thursdays)
Museum cleared at 5.30pm (9.15pm Thursdays)
Group visits, pre-booked only, Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30am to 4pm (Thursdays until 8pm)
Closed on Mondays, on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December
Café and Restaurant in the Museum.
Metro : Solférino
RER : Musée d'Orsay
Bus : 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 94
Full rate: € 8 / Concessions: € 5.50 € / Under 18s and members: free
More infos : http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/visit/admission/admission-fees.html
Tél : +33 01 40 49 48 14
Photo : Akseli Gallen-KallelaLemminkaïnen's Mother© Finnish National Gallery / Central Art Archives. Photo Jouko Könönen
Sep 21, 2016
Nikos Aliagas this hands Memories to Guillaume gallery Guillaume The gallery hosts the photographic...
Nov 09, 2017
Paris Photo 2017 at Grand Palais Paris Photo 2017 will take place from 9 to 12 November 2017 at the...
Mar 13, 2017
AccorHotels plans to open a 5-star hotel on the Champs-Elysees. French hotel giant AccorHotels plans...
Sep 15, 2017
Anders Zorn From 15 September 2017 to 17 December 2017 at Petit Palais The master of Swedish painting...
Nov 09, 2017
Karl Lagerfeld, guest of honor of Paris Photo 2017 Paris Photo presents its 21st edition at the Grand...
Jun 08, 2017
Marilyn Monroe, the last session, nice photo exhibition at DS World The last photo shoot of Marilyn...
Oct 11, 2017
The artist Paul Gauguin will be exhibited at the Grand Palais from October 11, 2017 to January 22, 2018...
Jun 12, 2017
A bike path worthy in the most beautiful avenue in the world will soon open next year in 2018 announced...
Sep 15, 2017
L'art du pastel de Degas à Redon at Petit Palais in Paris From 15 September 2017 to 8 April 2018...
Nov 08, 2017
Leïla Menchari will be exhibited at the Grand Palais by Hermès during this autumn. It will be an important...
Sep 21, 2017
In partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Grand Palais pays tribute to the...
Sep 15, 2017
The Jacquemart-André Museum exhibits the Ordrupgaard collection organized by the Danish Wilhelm and...
Nov 28, 2017
Le Théâtre du Châtelet is closed for renovations and exported outside the walls and invests la nef...
Sep 14, 2017
Café Pouchkine is preparing to open its flagship at the Place de la Madeleine for the end of 2017....
Sep 22, 2017
Boum Boum, the new Parisian club located in the 8th arrondissement opened its doors on Friday, September...