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“one misfortune at a time”

The latest exhibition of sculptor Pekka Jylhä, “We Have Inherited Hope – the Gift of Forgetting”, is now in Helsinki Contemporary gallery until 3 April 2016. The artist tells that the trigger for these artworks was the terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo on 7 … Continue reading

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New Year 2016 starts with Pekka Jylhä

Cave on an island beach (2013) by Pekka Jylhä (Web site, Wikipedia (Finnish). Pekka Jylhä is one of the best know artists in Finland – and for good reasons! With this picture I wish Happy New Year 2016 to all my … Continue reading

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Art for December 23rd: Fairy tales

Just wondering, what kind of fairy tales sculptor Mi Kuoppa (CV in Finnish) had in her mind when she created this bronze statue Bambi’s Fairy (Bambin haltiatar)? Photographed on November 2013 in Galleria 4-kuus in Helsinki (blogged earlier with additional photos). Art picture … Continue reading

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Art for December 20th: Fire and fabric

Untitled (1986), made by a Greek artist Jannis Kounellis, is an interesting mix of steel, cotton, wool and fire – materials that by intuition are not matching well together. I returned to watch is this art work a couple of time. The whoosh … Continue reading

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Art for December 18th: Faceless

Anna Chromý, a Czech/Austrian/French/Italian artist has made several versions of the original Cloak of Conscience sculpture. This version, Il Commendatore, is in front of Estate Theatre in Prague, to commemorate the premier of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, on October 29th 1787. Picture … Continue reading

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Art for December 16th: Ladies in bronze

A team of massive bronze ladies Las Meninas (2006) conquered the main esplanade of Helsinki in 2007. They were made by Manolo Valdés (Artnet, Wikipedia), a Spanish painter and sculptor. (Starting today 16th of December 2015 until 1st of January 2016 … Continue reading

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Stoned faces – sculptures by Ivan Meštrović

Croatian sculptor and architect Ivan Meštrović (1883-1962) was fascinated about faces. The more twisted the better. This was what I concluded when visiting Ivan Meštrović Gallery in Split, the seaside city in Croatia. What an impressive place. The gallery itself is already … Continue reading

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