Classic Works of Fine Art at the Manor
Updated collection hanging
Art Museum Gösta 6.4.2019—
Classic Works of Fine Art at the Manor contains a wide selection of the most beautiful classic pieces from the Fine Art Foundation’s collection as well as new acquisitions.
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 authentic spirit of the manor is present in the stylish hanging, which respects tradition. Portraits, still-lifes as well as landscape painting have been hung as their own entities on separate walls. The Classic Works of Fine Art at the Manor includes a rich selection of works, among others from Albert Edelfelt, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Ellen Thesleff and Emil Wikström as well as a number of Helene Schjerfbeck paintings.
She show includes Anselm Kiefer’s Kalevala-themed work Väinämöinen Ilmarinen (2018) and Hugo Simberg’s Garland Bearer (1905) which is a sketch for the fresco at Tampere cathedral.
In the turn of 2022, summer-themed works were hung at the end of the corridor on the first floor including Pekka Halonen’s painting Maidens at the Headlands (1895–1896) which is on show for the first time. Manor’s hanging was renewed further in spring 2022. Additional pieces of old European master paintings were included, such as 17th century portraits, among others. Also Barösund in Moonlight by Hjalmar Munsterhjelm returned to the manor.
Claude Monet’s painting Hay-Stack in the Evening Sun was transferrd to another exhibition hall together with 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”.
Gallerist and curator Veikko Halmetoja has designed the original collection hanging.
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.