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Symbolist Landscape 1880–1910
Ateneum Art Museum’s year 2012 culminates in an international exhibition devoted to Symbolist landscape painting. The exhibition 52 souls presents a wide selection of poetic, mystical and sensual interpretations of nature, painted between 1880 and 1910, including landscapes by such masters as Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Edvard Munch, Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky, Claude Monet and James McNeill Whistler. Finnish Symbolist art will be represented by Väinö Blomstedt, Albert Edelfelt, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Hugo Simberg and Ellen Thesleff. In all, the exhibition will show works by 52 artists.
The exhibition has been made possible thanks to Ateneum's close cooperation with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the National Galleries of Scotland. The curators of the exhibition are two internationally renowned art experts, Rodolphe Rapetti and Richard Thomson. Ateneum’s team in charge of the exhibition has been led by Curator Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff. The exhibition architecture is by Osmo Leppälä.
The paintings in the exhibition are being lent by the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, Tate in London, MoMA in New York, the Munch Museum in Norway, and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, to name but a few. In addition, paintings have been made available by major private collections in New York, Paris and Italy.
Admission fee to the exhibition is 15 € (discount admission fee 13 €).
A richly illustrated exhibition catalogue with articles by art experts was published by Mercatorfonds of Belgium in spring 2012. The catalogue is available in six languages – English, French, Flemish, German, Finnish and Swedish –
and can be purchased from the museum shop at Ateneum for 34,50 euros. Exhibition catalogue is sold out.
Artists in 52 souls -exhibition:
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis
Alfred William Finch
Vincent van Gogh
John Everett Millais
Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
Laurits Andersen Ring
Henri Eugène Le Sidaner
Harald Oskar Sohlberg
Franz von Stuck
George Frederic Watts
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Jens Ferdinand Willumsen