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Nuances of the 1920s Palette

Tikanoja Art Museum, Vaasa

  • 16.9.2022–19.11.2023

Works from the Tikanoja Art Collection


The exhibition Nuances of the 1920s Palette opens on the first floor of the Tikanoja Art Museum. The selected works are from the museums own collection and they represent the color expression of the period.

The use of earthy colors gained popularity in Finnish visual arts during the 1910s and it continued in the 1920s. Broken colors were considered "Finnish". Frithjof Tikanoja's collection included many works, which were representative of the period, but also exceptional in terms of their color expression. The international influences seen in the colors of Eemu Mynttis works spoke to his contemporaries. William Lnnberg's Ironing Woman, was considered by the critic Edvard Richter to represent a rare "true color culture". The painting also serves as an example of the exhibition's brighter color palette.

The decade was characterized by urbanization, but the connection to the countryside remained strong. After the civil war, efforts were made to create national unity, which in turn strengthened the interest in the peasantry, home and folk culture. The artists captured glimpses of the period in their works: the city and the countryside, the everyday life and Sundays. From Tyko Sallinen's rhythmic Saturday Evening cadence, we move on to Werner strm's and Alvar Cawn's works that depict the peace of a Sunday. Other artists in the exhibition are e.g. Win Aaltonen, Matti Annala, Arvi Menp, Jalmari Ruokokoski and Ilmari Vuori.

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Tikanoja Art Museum
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 4, 65100 Vaasa

040 182 8702

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 10:00-17:00
Wed 10:00-17:00
Thu 10:00-17:00
Fri 10:00-17:00
Sat 10:00-17:00
Sun 10:00-17:00



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