Villa Gyllenberg


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Sigrid Schauman - Art as an Expression of Emotions

The exhibition examines Sigrid Schauman’s conception of art as it appears in her paintings and art reviews.

Sigrid Schauman (1877–1979) lived to the age of 101, working as an artist for almost 70 years and as an art critic for 30 years.The exhibition comprises around forty of her colour- and light-oriented landscapes, sensitive nude studies and self-portraits alongside excerpts from Schauman’s reviews of works by modernists such as Helene Schjerfbeck, Ellen Thesleff, Tyko Sallinen and Sam Vanni. Schauman was also open to international influences, and both her art and reviews promoted the introduction of post-impressionim and modernism in Finland.

Schauman’s conception of art emphasised the importance of emotions: art should affect the viewer on an emotional level. She strove to capture beauty that reflected the spiritual and often expressed her view that art is the visual embodiment of emotions.

For Signe and Ane Gyllenberg, founders of Villa Gyllenberg, art was a window to new realities and a source of artistic inspiration. Sigrid Schauman was an acquaintance of Ane Gyllenberg, and five of her works are included in the art collection of the Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation.

Curator for the exhibition: Camilla Granbacka, Art Historian and Art Critic

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Villa Gyllenberg
Kuusisaarenpolku 11, 00340 Helsinki

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 14:00-19:00
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 12:00-17:00
Sun 12:00-17:00

Closed: 25.2-19.3.2019 (change of exhibition), 22-23.6.2019 (midsummer), 5-19.8.2019 (change of exhibition), 25.12.2019

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