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Talk on Symbolism


Exhibition Guest Curators Rodolphe Rapetti and Richard Thomson, Gauguin scholar Belinda Thomson and Finnish Symbolist art specialist Riikka Stewen will give presentations, enlightening the intriguing world of Symbolism. The audience is invited to take part in the roundtable discussion.

The seminar is included in the price of admission to the museum.

Programme/Ateneum Hall

at 11-12 Rodolphe Rapetti: “About Symbolism, and mainly about Landscape”
at 12-13 Richard Thomson: "Islands of the Dead and Ideals of the Living: Paradise Lost and Found in European Symbolist Landscape"
at 13-14.30 lunch break
at 14.30-15.30 Belinda Thomson: “Gauguin’s Vision of the Sermon: Sowing the Seeds of Symbolist Success 1889–1891”
at 15.30-16 coffee break
at 16-17 Riikka Stewen: “Awakenings and Exiles. Symbolist Themes in Finnish Art around 1900”
at 17-18 Roundtable discussion with Rodolphe Rapetti, Richard Thomson, Frances Fowle (Exhibition Co-Curator, National Galleries of Scotland), Belinda Thomson, Riikka Stewen and Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff (Exhibition Co-Curator, Ateneum Art Museum)

Ateneum Art Museum in collaboration with The Birch and The Star association.