Nordic dawn : modernism's awakening in Finland 1890-1920 /

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Corporate Authors: Österreichische Galerie Belvedere.
Haags Gemeentemuseum.

Suomen taiteen museo Ateneum.
Other Authors: Koja, Stephan.
Ahtola-Moorhouse, Leena.
Format: Book
Published:Munich ; New York : Prestel, c2001.
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Nearly eighty masterpieces of Finnish painting offer an opportunity to explore the range of the country's art at the dawn of the twentieth century. Finnish art holds an important place in the development of Modernism. At the turn of the century, the country blossomed-its native culture, breathtaking landscapes, and vitality helped fuel a movement that celebrated youth, energy, color, and nontraditional representation. This survey, presented in brilliant color, also includes the substantial contributions made by Finnish women artists. It features more than two hundred reproductions, a bibliography, maps, and fascinating essays which explore the fundamental role that art played in shaping a sense of national identity in fin-de-siecle Finland.

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General Notes:Published in conjuction with an exhibition held at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria, June 15-Oct. 2, 2005 and at the Gemeentemuseum The Hague, Netherlands, Oct. 15, 2005-Jan. 26, 2006; in collaboration with the Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland.
Physical Description:232 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:3791334107 (hardcover)
3791360442 (paperback)