Classic Works of Fine Art at the Manor
Updated collection hanging
Serlachius Museum Gösta 6.4.2019—
The collection hanging at Art Museum Gösta’s Manor presents classics and more recent acquisitions from the Fine Arts Foundation’s collection.
At Serlachius Museum Gösta, manor’s collection hanging presents classics of the Golden Age of Finnish art and old European art as well as early Finnish Modernism. Also more recent treasures comprised in the collection of the Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation are on show.
The hanging has been designed to honour the old spirit of the manor. In the halls of the manor, portraits, still-lifes and landscape art have been given their own walls. The hanging includes works by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Albert Edelfelt, Helene Schjerfbeck, Hugo Simberg, Ellen Thesleff and Emil Wikström, among others.
In the summer of 2023, Serlachius’ new acquisition, Helene Schjerfbeck’s On the Jetty (1879), painted by Helene Schjerfbeck when she was only 17 years old, will be seen on the first floor. The work, which has been privately owned for decades, has remained unknown to the public. At the end of the corridor on the first floor, an entity of summer artworks, shows Pekka Halonen’s painting Maidens at the Headlands (1895–1896) for the first time. More old European art has also been brought to the manor, including Dutch portraits from the 1600s.
Also on display are Anselm Kiefer’s Kalevala-themed work Väinämöinen Ilmarinen (2018), acquired by the Fine Arts Foundation, and Hugo Simberg’s The Garland Bearer (1905), which is a preliminary work for the fresco of Tampere Cathedral.
Claude Monet’s painting A Haystack in the Evening Sun has been accompanied by works by two other French artists. Maurice Brianchon and Roland Oudot belong to the group of artists that the art critics have referred as ”painters of poetic reality”.
Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation’s collection is one of the best private collections in Scandinavia. The foundations maintains two museums Gustaf and Gösta in the Art Town Mänttä-Vilppula located in Tampere Region, Finland.