Artists and Their Environment: Nature and the City -thematic tour

Ferdinand von Wright: The Fighting Capercaillies, 1886. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Yehia Eweis

Over the years, artists have depicted both nature and the built environment in their work. This tour focuses on landscape painting, the impact of international ideals on conceptions of the landscape, and also artists’ interpretations of the urban environment. What is the role of the environment in art?

What does it mean, to say that the landscape is a state of mind? Have media images or artworks affected the formation of or change in the students’ ideas of nature? Has it happened through observation or by creating art?
Recommendation: All grades.

Pre-party and afterparty: assignments for before and after the museum visit

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Show these pictures to your students before the visit to ensure that you will come across at least some works they are familiar with!

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The Finnish National Gallery closes Ateneum Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and Sinebrychoff Art Museum to stop the spread of the coronavirus

  The three museums will be closed for public as of 30 November 2020. The museums will stay closed until 20 December 2020. Ateneum's museum shop will be open as normal. Entrance to the museum shop is on the Ateneuminkuja side. Visitors over 13…

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