Saturday, August 1, 2009

Akseli Gallen-Kallela - Finnish 1865-1931


Lake Keitele

This looks like a freshwater lake, but the depiction of the water surface is applicable to marine painting. The mirror-like plane of the lake's surface is broken by bands where the wind has brushed it. Sky and land are limited to a narrow strip at the top of the picture, emphasising the water as subject. Gallen-Kallela may have been influenced by Klimt's near abstract views of the Attersee: http://marineoilpaintings.blogspot.com/2009/06/gustav-klimt-austrian-1862-1918.html
Or vice versa.
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1 comment:

shail2chouhan said...

hey man you are great artist, nice snap