'Let the days of the rock'  link    Joseph Alanen's illustration for Kalevala, 1919-20

illustration finlandaise : Joseph Alanen, 'Let the days of the rock', dans Kalevala,

Alanen, Joseph - The Swans of Tuonela by Lilla67, via Flickr

illustration finlandaise : Joseph Alanen, "The Swans of Tuonela", bleu

Joseph Alanen. Väinämöinen and the daughter of Pohjola

Väinämöinen and the daughter of Pohjola

Ilmarinen forging the Sampo.  Joseph Alanen.  The Kalevala.

Ilmarinen forging the Sampo. The Kalevala.

"The Kavella Dress",etching by Kirsi Neuvonen (Finnish) To fully appreciate this one it helps to have some background knowledge in Finnish mythology and art history. This work is a playful take on the work of Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931). He was an artist of momentous proportions who deeply influenced Finnish National identity. Mary Gallen-Kallela ( who's dress this is depicting) was his wife.

The Kalevala Dress by Kirsi Neuvonen, is a playful take on the work of Akseli Gallen-Kallela (Finnish artist, He deeply influenced the Finnish national identity. The dress depicted belonged to his wife, Mary Gallen-Kallela

"Maid of the Air" from Finnish national epic Kalevala.

"Maid of the Air" from Finnish national epic Kalevala.

Ilmatar.  Joseph Alanen.  The Kalevala.

A Polar Bear's Tale: Joseph Alanen Kalevala

Joseph Alanen - Maid of the air.  The Kalevala.

A Polar Bear's Tale: Joseph Alanen Kalevala

Alanen, Joseph - The Defending of the Sampo by Lilla67, via Flickr

Alanen, Joseph - The Defending of the Sampo by Lilla67, via Flickr

Jpseph Alanen. 1910/1912. Defense of the Sampo

The Gingerbread Kalevala

Kuvahaun tulos haulle kalevala

Kalevala, the National epic of Finland.

Tampereen Suomalainen Klubi

Tampereen Suomalainen Klubi

JOSEPHAlanen

Joseph Alanen (Finnish, Illustration for the Kalvala. Neiet nietten nenissä (the girl on the rock),

Alanen, Joseph - The Wooing of Aino by Lilla67

Beatiful work of Joseph Alanen. Väinämöinen and Aino.

The Eagle and the pike by Joseph Alanen                                                                                                                                                                                 More

The Eagle and the pike by Joseph Alanen

The great pike, from whose jaws Väinämöinen made the magic kantele with which he sang to sleep the forces of the north allowing him to steal the Sampo, as told in the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic. This fresco is by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, painted in 1928. It can be seen in the entrance hall of the Finnish National Museum in Helsinki.

The great pike, from whose jaws Väinämöinen made the magic kantele with which he…

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