albert edelfelt


One of the stars of 19th century Finnish (arguably, even European) art was Albert Edelfelt. He put Finnish art on the map at numerous prominent shows in Paris (paving the way for folks like Akseli Gallen-Kallela).  His early work focused on historical and religious themes and he gradually moved to portraits (his most famous is the one of Louis Pastour) and he is more generally known for his realist approach.  (Here’s a more detailed 2blowhards post on Edelfelt.) Here’s a great post on his work (specifically, excellent images – click to get full detail), Edelfelt indeed is someone folks ought to know.

Written by teppo

October 21, 2006 at 7:17 am

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  1. Thanks for mentioning my first post about Albert Edelfelt, Teppo.
    You might like to know that there’s a second part here: with even more pictures. Enjoy!



    October 21, 2006 at 10:24 am

  2. Thanks for pointing that out.



    October 21, 2006 at 3:36 pm

  3. What is the artwork called? + materials, date etc



    July 31, 2012 at 12:26 am

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