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Werner von Hausen – A Forgotten Classic

Villa Gyllenberg, Helsinki

  • 13.9.2023–14.1.2024

The first retrospective exhibition presenting the art of Werner von Hausen (1870–1951).


The exhibition traces von Hausen's life and work in France, Egypt, Italy, the Netherlands and the Nordic countries. His landscape paintings depict both the nature of the North and the bright colours and brilliant light of the Mediterranean. His interest in the Antiquity is manifested in paintings of ruins and works that reproduce ancient art. In his antimodern and classical art, von Hausen sought eternal truth.

A central theme of the new exhibition is the friendships and networks that von Hausen created with numerous Finnish and foreign artists, such as mile Bernard, Ivan Aguli and Bruno Aspelin, as well as the influence of his Norwegian-born wife. Many of his works depict the artist's family or their living environment, and the exhibition also presents comparison works by von Hausens friends and the artists who influenced him.

Werner von Hausen built one of the first villas in Kauniainen at the beginning of the 20th century and was also involved in the local artist and writer colony. The exhibition highlights the architecture and interior design of his villa and its studio. The versatile von Hausen also designed furniture and graphic art prints. In addition, he worked as an art teacher for many years in Kauniainen and at the Finnish Society of Crafts and Design.

The artist's interest in antimodernity, as well as spirituality and anthroposophy, has relegated him to the margins of art history. It is high time to rectify this and present his art again.

Von Hausens art was last exhibited extensively in 1974, and many of the 80 works in the new exhibition are being exhibited publicly for the first time. The exhibition is curated by art historian Laura Gutman, who has studied Werner von Hausen for several years. A richly illustrated magazine authored by Gutman will be published in connection with the exhibition.

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Villa Gyllenberg
Kuusisaarenpolku 11, 00340 Helsinki

09 481 333

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Opening hours

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

Museum closed: 23-24.12.2023 (Christmas), 15.1-13.2.2024 (change of exhibition)

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