The Human Body

I don’t spend nearly enough time in London, it’s a great city with so much to offer. When I do make it there I often get wrapped up in the usual sights to see anything new from the city, but I normally come across one or two new details which impress me. More often thanContinue reading “The Human Body”

Glowing in the Night

There are two things about this photo that I like, the shadow of Mannerhiem’s statue on the outside of the museum, the other is the glowing red light of Mona Hatoum’s exhibit Hot Spot on the top floor of the Museum. Just a shame about the construction in the foreground. What do you like? Or evenContinue reading “Glowing in the Night”

Mannerhiem

Sculptures of Helsinki #18 Mannerhiem, or by his full name Baron Carl Gustav Emil Mannerheim (1867-1951), is known to be one of the most influential figures of the 20th century in Finland. He started his military career in the Russian Army, during the years when Finland was an autonomous part of Russia. Finland declared its independence inContinue reading “Mannerhiem”

Seurasaari

Seurasaari is a small island close to the Helsinki city center and serves as an open air museum. You are only allowed to enter the island by foot and once there you can enjoy the natural surroundings. Throughout the island there are different buildings which have been brought from all over Finland to show howContinue reading “Seurasaari”

Sculptures of Helsinki #4

  The sculptor of ‘The Bear‘ Emil Wikström is known for creating national symbols and icons out of Finland’s native animals and plants, this statue was a cooperation with three other artists. The bear was unveiled on the steps of the National Museum in 1918, currently the tower of the museum is under construction. You can findContinue reading “Sculptures of Helsinki #4”

Sculptures of Helsinki #2 and #3

On the HAM sculpture database Ateneum is listed twice. Firstly. for the heads of three great masters of art, Bramante, Phidias and Raphael above the entrance, Then the other is for the facade itself, and in particularly, the four female figures supporting the roof.  Interestingly, the building was designed by architect Theodor Höijer but the facadeContinue reading “Sculptures of Helsinki #2 and #3”

Lapland Art – Särestöniemi Museum

Reidar Särestöniemi (1925-1981) was an artist from Lapland. He lived in the Kittilä region of Lapland for his whole life at his family home apart from a few years while he studied in Helsinki and St Petersburg. He gained recognition after his first exhibition in 1959. Unlike any other museums I have been to inContinue reading “Lapland Art – Särestöniemi Museum”