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František Kupka

The Czech artist František Kupka (1871–1957) is known as a pioneer of abstract art. This retrospective of the painter, who enjoyed a long career in Paris, will enable viewers to explore the history of Western art: the stage-wise transition from traditional portraiture towards abstract expression. Kupka’s art has been described as “modern poetry of colour”. This major international exhibition covers the artist’s entire career, from the 1890s to the 1950s.

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Tarja Ervasti: Colour Music with Fractures. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.

Colour Music with Fractures

Tarja Ervasti’s work of light art comments on the František Kupka exhibition by creating musical landscapes of colour, light and sound.  Viewers can choose colours for the compositions featured in the work, giving rise to endless variation.

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Stories of Finnish Art

Stories of Finnish Art

The Ateneum Art Museum has the country’s oldest and largest art collection. The collections exhibition presents well-loved classics alongside seldom-exhibited works of art. It draws new parallels and highlights works that have not been on show for a long time.

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