The Modern Woman

10.2.–27.3.2022

The Modern Woman discusses the role and position of Finnish women artists in the decades of 20th century modernism. The exhibition delves into the role of women in the midst of the social, political and cultural changes of the era.

  • 10.2.2022–27.3.2022
Elga Sesemann: Self-Portrait (1946). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Yehia Eweis.
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    Press release
    The Modern Woman and Dialogue – Elina Brotherus & Hannele Rantala

    29 September 2021, updated 8 February 2022


  • Ellen Thesleff: Decorative Landscape (1910)image

    Ellen Thesleff
    Decorative Landscape

    1910


    Ellen Thesleff: Decorative Landscape (1910). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Yehia Eweis.

  • Ellen Thesleff: Finland’s Spring (1942)image

    Ellen Thesleff
    Finland's Spring

    1942


    Ellen Thesleff: Finland’s Spring (1942). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.

  • Lea Ignatius: Heat (1974)image

    Lea Ignatius
    Heat

    1974


    Lea Ignatius: Heat (1974). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, Tuomo Seppo Collection. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.

  • Lea Ignatius: Sleeping East (1972)image

    Lea Ignatius
    Sleeping East

    1972


    Lea Ignatius: Sleeping East (1972). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, Tuomo Seppo Collection. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.

  • Elga Sesemann: Self-Portrait (1946)image

    Elga Sesemann
    Self-Portrait

    1946


    Elga Sesemann: Self-Portrait (1946). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Yehia Eweis.

  • Elga Sesemann: At a Café (1945)image

    Elga Sesemann
    At a Café

    1945


    Elga Sesemann: At a Café (1945). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.

  • Elga Sesemann: Street (1945)image

    Elga Sesemann
    Street

    1945


    Elga Sesemann: Street (1945). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.

  • Essi Renvall: Liisa Kiviranta (1956)image

    Essi Renvall
    Liisa Kiviranta

    1956


    Essi Renvall: Liisa Kiviranta (1956). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.

  • Gunvor Grönvik: Mannerheimintie, Töölö (1940s)image

    Gunvor Grönvik
    Mannerheimintie, Töölö

    1940s


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    Gunvor Grönvik: Mannerheimintie, Töölö (1940s). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.

  • Gunvor Grönvik: Girl Sitting (1940)image

    Gunvor Grönvik
    Girl Sitting

    1940


    Gunvor Grönvik: Girl Sitting (1940). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.

  • Eila Hiltunen: Torso (1956)image

    Eila Hiltunen
    Torso

    1956


    Eila Hiltunen: Torso (1956). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.

  • Sigrid Schauman: Italian Landscape (1930s)image

    Sigrid Schauman
    Italian Landscape

    1930s


    Sigrid Schauman: Italian Landscape (1930s). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, Antell collection. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.

  • Sigrid Schauman: Model (c. 1958)image

    Sigrid Schauman
    Model

    c. 1958


    Sigrid Schauman: Model (c. 1958). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.

  • Laila Pullinen: Pelléas and Mélisande (1962)image

    Laila Pullinen
    Pelléas and Mélisande

    1962


    Laila Pullinen: Pelléas and Mélisande (1962). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.

  • Helmi Kuusi: Matchstick Girl (1937)image

    Helmi Kuusi
    Matchstick Girl

    1937


    Helmi Kuusi: Matchstick Girl (1937). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.

  • Helmi Kuusi: The Atelier (1937)image

    Helmi Kuusi
    The Atelier

    1937


    Helmi Kuusi: The Atelier (1937). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.

  • Helene Schjerfbeck: Girl from the Islands (1929)image

    Helene Schjerfbeck
    Girl from the Islands

    1929


    Helene Schjerfbeck: Girl from the Islands (1929). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, The Kaunisto Collection. Foto: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.

  • Exhibition The Modern Woman at the Ateneumimage

    Exhibition The Modern Woman at the Ateneum


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.

  • Exhibition The Modern Woman at the Ateneumimage

    Exhibition The Modern Woman at the Ateneum


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.

  • Exhibition The Modern Woman at the Ateneumimage

    Exhibition The Modern Woman at the Ateneum


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.

  • Exhibition The Modern Woman at the Ateneumimage

    Exhibition The Modern Woman at the Ateneum


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.

  • Exhibition The Modern Woman at the Ateneumimage


    Exhibition The Modern Woman at the Ateneum


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.

  • Exhibition The Modern Woman at the Ateneumimage

    Exhibition The Modern Woman at the Ateneum


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    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.

  • Exhibition The Modern Woman at the Ateneumimage

    Exhibition The Modern Woman at the Ateneum


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.

  • Exhibition The Modern Woman at the Ateneumimage

    Exhibition The Modern Woman at the Ateneum


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.