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Wonderland – Landscapes from the collections of Ateneum

The Museum of Kymenlaakso, Kotka

  • 22.4.2022–30.10.2022

The exhibition presents works by artists such as Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Fanny Churberg, Hugo Simberg, Pekka Halonen, Venny Soldan-Brofeldt and Magnus von Wright.


The Wonderland exhibition examines how Finnish artists have depicted their national landscapes and conveyed the various sentiments they carry. The works in the exhibition date from the mid-19th century to the 1940s. Some of them portray untouched natural landscapes while others focus on cultural environments where human work has left its mark.

Landscapes became a popular theme of art partly because of the desire to raise awareness of the existence of Finland as a country but also to spark patriotism. Extensive forest and lake sceneries depicted from the birds-eye view were ideal for this purpose as they highlight the uplifting cohesion between man and nature.

From the 19th century onwards, urban life and factory communities also became popular concepts of art. Especially the wood processing industry with its factory, floating and dock scenes was a popular subject, but images of modern life with paved streets and lyrical smokestacks were also common.

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The Museum of Kymenlaakso
Merikeskus Vellamo, Tornatorintie 99 , 48100 Kotka

040 350 0497

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The Museum of Kymenlaakso, Merikeskus Vellamo, Tornatorintie 99 , 48100 Kotka


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Admission with Museum Card
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