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Written on October 28, 2023

Mum's for Ateneum brooch collection inspired by most loved Finnish National paintings

Together with Ateneum we chose three paintings from Finnish National Gallery's collection. A group of skilled Mum's women artisans interpreted the details of paintings into a brooch. Painting are by our most loved artists Hugo Simberg (1873-1917), Axel Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) and Ferdinand von Wright (1822-1906).

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The Garden Of Death by symbolist painter Hugo Simberg depicts a gloomy, otherworldy scene. The central figures are tending the plants which represent dead peoples souls. Simberg has told himself painting represents "The place where dead end up before going to heaven".


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Axel Gallen-Kallela's "Lemminkainen's mother" depicts a scene from Kalevala, a Finnish epic poem. The warrior Lemminkäinen had been killed. His mother looks up to see a single bee bringing back honey from the halls of God, and this honey brings her som back alive.Ferdinand von Wright painted "The Fighting Capercallies"as part of his animal-themed works which often exuded activity and tesnion. In this painting artist has portrayed two male capercaillies battling it out over a female Female is waiting peacefully on the background. This painting has enjoyed phenomenal popularity among the Finnish nation, and is probably the most copied work in our country.


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Ferdinanrd von Wright painted "Fighting Capercaillies" shows a scene from wild nature, where two male capercaillies are fighting for e female. Female is peacefully waiting on the background. This is perhaps the most loved and copiend painting in Finland. Ferdinand loved påainting especially animals and birds in action.



BROOCH ateneum


Brooch collection available at Ateneum National Gallery shop + webshop only. 

Mum's for Ateneum.