Nearly sixty thousand people have visited the National Gallery to see the exhibition "The Magical North", with Finnish and Norwegian art from around 1900. 18. June opens the same exhibition at the Ateneum, Finland's National Gallery in Helsinki. It is expected that the exhibition will also attract great interest there.
According to the exhibition catalog, the idea behind the exhibition is to look at the common features of Finnish and Norwegian art within the framework of European symbolism. In both Norway and Finland, art played a key role in emphasizing the uniqueness of national culture and in strengthening the population's sense of community. During this period, artists and writers from all over Europe drew inspiration from national mythologies to create art and literature that strived to be modern in form and practice, but at the same time firmly rooted in the cultural heritage. . .
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