Torsten Wasastjerna

Satujen ja fantasian maailma | Sagornas och fantasins värld

210 x 255 mm, hard cover
208 pages
Writers: Erkki Anttonen
Foreword: Lotta Nylund
Layout: Ville Karppanen
Finnish | Swedish
ISBN 978-952-7441-08-4
Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation
2021
36 €

► Torsten Wasastjerna (1863–1924) was a notable artist of the Golden Age of Finnish art. His key masterpieces date from the 1880s to the 1910s. He studied in Düsseldorf and Paris, making a gradual transition from realist landscapes to impressionism and symbolism. He is best known for his bold impressionist works from the 1890s, which have overshadowed his symbolist paintings and large-scale fantasy and myth-inspired work. These lesser-known pieces are highlighted in this book, which takes an analytical look at their content and ideological implications. The text was authored is Erkki Anttonen, PhD, who lectures in art history at the University of Helsinki. An exhibition of the same name will be on display at Villa Gyllenberg from May 11 to September 11, 2022.