Helene Schjerfbeck (1862–1946) is rightly celebrated as one of Finland’s most important artists. Helene Schjerfbeck’s remarkable portraits were influenced by old-master painting and contemporary fashion as well as modern developments. After travelling around Europe in the 1880s and 1890s she remained in Finland for virtually the rest of her life.
This book records the first solo exhibition of her works in the UK. The full range of her exceptional paintings is presented with over 60 works in all genres, including portrait, landscape and still-life. A section on her self-portraits presents her as one of the most significant twentieth-century practitioners of this art. The authors explore the role of masquerade in her work, and the impact of the old masters and modernity. Her brief stay in St. Ives is also explored.
Kustantaja: Royal Academy Publications, 2019
Toimittaja: Rosie Hore
Kirjoittajat: Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, Jeremy Lewison, Désirée de Chair, Rebecca Bray
Mitat: 235 x 275 mm, kovakantinen, 165 sivua