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 and 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.
As a result of the updated hanging, the show now includes one of the recent art pieces 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.
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.
In summer 2021, Paper Salon at the manor presents seldom shown works from Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Anders Zorn. Those include Kalevala works painted by Gallen-Kallela: Kullervo Rides Off to War (1897), Joukahainen’s Vengeance (1897) and Väinämöinen’s Departure (1895). Exhibited are also Anders Zorn’s delicate etchings which have probably been on show once before. Note also that the content of the chest of drawers at the paper Salon has been renewed.
Gallerist and curator Veikko Halmetoja has designed the fresh 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.