"I think it’s just that my bone structure looks menacing. I don’t smile that often." -Richard Armitage
This year’s summer production at the Suomenlinna fortress in Helsinki takes on the story of Alice in Wonderland - to mixed results. Think Tim Burton’s Alice-film with references to The Wizard of Oz as well as Peter Pan and you’ll get an idea of just how much has been thrown into the mix.
I first saw a production by the Ryhmäteatteri company in 2012. Their take on Peter Panwas a fun adaptation in…
Moritz von Schwind, Die Rose, oder Die Künstlerwanderung (The Rose, or The Artist’s Journey, 1846-47).
Aleksander Lindeberg is a Finnish painter and illustrator. His mother was russian and his father was suomenruotsalainen. His path began in Russia and then to Finland, Vyborg first, then to Helsinki. Lindeberg is best known for his book illustrations, but in addition he has a long career as a portraitist, cartoonist, commercial artist and journal illustrator. He received the Rudolf Koivu prize twice.
Ladies decided they’re done with the chores today and wanted to go out for a walk. There’s only so little pale daylight in the winter.
(I bet Finland would be overpopulated by vampires if they knew just how little). :’c
Bird Macro! - by no1chrism
This handsome piece incorporates an interesting combination of materials with lively patterning and embroidery. The puffed sleeves mimic the leg-o-mutton style prevalent in the 1890s. Regional costumes often evolved over time, incorporating fashionable trends with traditional forms.