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The Best Place in the World to Paint

The Best Place in the World to Paint

The best place in the world to paint – artist life in Önningeby and Lake Tuusula

Collegiality between artists began in France and developed into a versatile international phenomenon during the 1870s.

A colony of Finnish and Swedish artists emerged in Önningeby, Åland, during the summers at the end of the 19th century.

A few years later the peace and scenery of Lake Tuusula appealed to the leading circle of artists in Helsinki who created a looser community in the area. In addition to the artworks the exhibition presents the relations and networks be-tween the artists and the role of female artists in the communities.

13.9.2019-19.1.2020 Tue-Sun 11.00-18.00

LOCATION: Didrichsen Art Museum