Author: Kivimäki, Kati, and Marja Supinen, eds
Language: English/ Finnish/ French
Year Published: 1998
No. of pages: 111
Illustrations: 29 Color Illustrations. 35 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 10 1/2”x 8 1/2”
Biblio/Bio: Cat. of exh. Bibl.
In order to pay homage to the breadth of French influence on Nordic art, this exhibition presents the visual experiences of Finnish artists visiting Brittany. Towards the end of the 19th century, Brittany became a haven for artists as they searched for locales that were exotic, primeval and authentic at a time when industrialization and urbanization became widespread. Many Finnish artists ventured to Brittany where they were exposed to the major trends in French art. In addition to paintings and sculptures that reveal the influences of French art, a significant portion of the exhibit consists of ethnographic objects and material from Brittany itself.