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Lake Landscape, Kalevalanmaa and HAM

9.11.2017 14:57

Lake Landscape has been printed on the costumes of the opera choir. Opera singer Tatja Romanova-Vorontsova helps out with the fitting of the dress. © HAM / Hanna Kukorelli
Lake Landscape has been printed on the costumes of the opera choir. Opera singer Tatja Romanova-Vorontsova helps out with the fitting of the dress. © HAM / Hanna Kukorelli

Lake Landscape from the collections of HAM has been included in
the stage costume design of Kalevalanmaa (The Land of Kalevala),
a major production of the Finnish National Opera and the Finnish
National Ballet. The painting has been printed on the costumes of
the choir, creating a lake landscape providing a background for the
performance.

Painted by Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931), the summery scene of
Lake Landscape depicts a traditional Finnish ideal landscape.
Kalevalanmaa combines different art forms to consider the
cornerstones of what it means to be Finnish. What is the core of
Finnish identity and do we understand our roots?

Kalevalanmaa at the Finnish National Opera from 3 November 2017
to 9 February 2018. Lake Landscape at HAM until the beginning of February 2018

Akseli Gallen-Kallelan Järvimaisema (1985_12) painettuna oopperan kuoron pukuihin Kalevalanmaa-teosta varten. Kuvassa pukusuunnittelija Erika Turunen esittelee luonnospiirroksia. © HAM / Hanna Kukorelli
Costume designer Erika Turunen with the sketches. © HAM / Hanna Kukorelli
Kansallisoopperan Kalevalanmaa-teoksen kuoron puvuissa käytetty Akseli Gallen-Kallelan Järvimaisema on esillä HAMin ilmaispuolella 6.11. alkaen. Maalaus kuuluu HAMin kokoelmaan. © HAM / Hanna Kukorelli
Lake Landscape at HAM. You can visit the artwork for free until the beginning of February. © HAM / Hanna Kukorelli