Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland ~ Finnish National Gallery ~

During the Helsinki travel trip. Beside the popular tourist attraction, we take a free time to visit the Ateneum Art Museum. It contains 20,000 art works, including best known and best loved classics of Finnish art. The art works dated as old as from 1750s to 1960 (1960 onward considering contemporary art, collected and under Kiasma Museum nearby).

Lemminkäinen's Mother, Akseli Gallen-Kallela 1897

The Wounded Angel, Hugo Simberg 1903

Like the approach to contain country art in the single museum manner. I personally think that is the right approach to reserve the country artwork, for this case, Finnish classics.

Démasquée, Akseli Gallen-Kallela 1888

In the Sauna, Akseli Gallen-Kallela 1889

One thing I like about western museums is that they will always publish their own museum guide, so you can have insight into the art works inside, and preserve the memory and use it to serve as the souvenir.

Queen Bianca, Albert Edelfelt 1877

I am not an art graduate student but I think every educated person will still appreciate and know about what is good art work. And every good art work has their own unique story in history.

The Garden Girl, Amélie Helga Lundahl 1885

During the years of travels across the global, visited a lot of museums – whether historical museum or art museum, see a lot of great architect and sculpture, and cities and township, have built up the overall insight and understanding, as well as appreciate the great human art and acknowledge their value and contribution to our human race. For instance, no one sees Michelangelo’s David in Florence, Italy and Pietà at the Vatican and does not show respect for him.

Almée, an Egyptian Dancer, Gunnar Berndtson 1883

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

Back to the Museum, since the past before the photo and camera were invented, people make use of the art work to preserve the history, so from there we can have the insight into the past through the art work, see the nature, building, human daily work or specific incident or event.

A girl saw while waiting for museum open.

Original write in 2011-Sep-16, re-write after check out the missing photo in 2020-Apr-26

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