Lecture: Hanna-Reetta Schreck– Ellen Thesleff and the ripple in the water

Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki

  • 17.4.2024 (18–19)

In her lecture, art and cultural historian Hanna-Reetta Schreck (PhD) will discuss the relationship of Thesleff’s art to nature and in particular her relationship to water. The lecture is part of the lecture series of the Water and Life exhibition.


Thesleff often lived and painted by or near water. She was inspired by the popular vitalist lifestyle movements of her time, in which the movements and vibrations of water, light, air and earth were central to the interest and study of human life.

Hanna-Reetta Schreck, PhD, is an art and cultural historian, researcher, non-fiction writer and cultural policy expert based in Helsinki. Schreck’s work focuses on biography and turn-of-the-century currents. Her interests lie in the intersection of the arts and sciences, particularly history, visual arts, dance and theatre. She has written extensively on Ellen Thesleff, among others, whose art she dissertated in the fall 2023. “My passion is interpreting historical knowledge and disseminating its inclusiveness as widely as possible.”

Duration: 1 hour
80 seats.
Tickets: with a museum ticket

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