Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931): Keitele, 1905
Akseli Gallen-Kallela and her family spent the summer of 1904 in Konginkangas, Lintula. The porch of the family's summer apartment overlooked Keitele. Inspired by the landscape, numerous paintings were created during the summer. Gallen-Kallela also returned to the subject in later years. Keitele (1905) is a lyrical description of the Finnish lake landscape and summer evening. The calm water surface is intersected by silver-gray stripes created by wind gusts. The horizon is high, and the water level fills the area painting. Four almost identical versions of Keitele are known. Keitele in Lahti was originally part of the art collection of the city of Vyborg, where it was acquired as early as 1906.
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