Stories of Finnish Art short films

Stories of Finnish Art short films will show familiar classics in a new light. The camera picks up details on the surface of the works that are not visible to the naked eye. This reveals new aspects of familiar works: brushstrokes, highlight colours and surprising details.

Alexander Lauréus: Fire in a Farmhouse at Night, 1809

Work on display in the exhibition hall 19.

Robert Wilhelm Ekman: Pentti Lyytinen recites poems in a cottage in Savo, 1848

Work on display in the exhibition hall 17.

Werner Holmberg: Road in Häme (A Hot Summer Day), 1860

Work on display in the exhibition hall 19.

Erik Johan Löfgren: Erik XIV and Karin Månsdotter, 1864

Work on display in the exhibition hall 19.

Ferdinand von Wright: The Fighting Capercaillies, 1886

Work on display in the exhibition hall 13.

Albert Edelfelt: The Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, 1887

Work on display in the exhibition hall 17.

Helene Schjerfbeck: The Convalescent, 1888

Work on display in the exhibition hall 13.

Eero Järnefelt: Under the Yoke (Burning the Brushwood), 1893

Work on display in the exhibition hall 13.

Ellen Thesleff: Self-Portrait, 1894–1895

Work not on display at the moment.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Lemminkäinen’s Mother, 1897

Work on display in the exhibition hall 16.

Hugo Simberg: Towards the Evening, 1913

Work on display in the exhibition hall 13.

Magnus Enckell: Awakening Faun, 1914

Work on display in the exhibition hall 12.

Otto Mäkilä: Tower, 1950

Work on display in the exhibition hall 3.

The films can be used in non-commercial purposes for example in schools, daycare centres and care homes.

PRODUCTION TEAM
DIRECTOR Terhi Amberla
VISUAL CONCEPT Terhi Amberla and Hannu Pakarinen
CINEMATOGRAPHY Hannu Pakarinen
MANUSCRIPT Anja Olavinen
EDITING Ville Koivuranta
SOUND DESIGN Zacharias Kullman
MUSIC Juri Seppä
OPENING SEQUENCE AND VISUAL EFFECTS Lasse Kilpiä
COLOUR GRADING Timo Luomanen
GRAPHIC DESIGN Suvi Wirman
ONLINE Ari Rusanen
NARRATOR Jonna Järnefelt, Sanna-June Hyde
MUSICIANS Riikka Lampinen, cello, Annariina Seppä & Venla Seppä, vocals and Juri Seppä, piano
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Mirjam Koskinen
POST-PRODUCTION Petri Riikonen / Post Control
PRODUCER Susanna Pettersson, Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum

The making of the films was sponsored by Veikkaus and the Friends of the Ateneum.