Current exhibitions

Sigrid Schauman - Art as an Expression of Emotions 20.3 - 4.8.2019

Sigrid Schauman (1877–1979) lived to the age of 101, working as an artist for almost 70 years and as an art critic for 30 years.

The exhibition Sigrid Schauman – Art as an Expression of Emotions examines Sigrid Schauman’s conception of art as it appears in her paintings and art reviews. The exhibition comprises around forty of her colour- and light-oriented landscapes, sensitive nude studies and self-portraits alongside excerpts from Schauman’s reviews of works by modernists such as Helene Schjerfbeck, Ellen Thesleff, Tyko Sallinen and Sam Vanni. Schauman was also open to international influences, and both her art and reviews promoted the introduction of post-impressionism and modernism in Finland.

Schauman’s conception of art emphasised the importance of emotions: art should affect the viewer on an emotional level. She strove to capture beauty that reflected the spiritual and often expressed her view that art is the visual embodiment of emotions.

For Signe and Ane Gyllenberg, founders of Villa Gyllenberg, art was a window to new realities and a source of artistic inspiration. Sigrid Schauman was an acquaintance of Ane Gyllenberg, and five of her works are included in the art collection of the Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation.

This is the first exhibition to present the life’s work of Sigrid Schauman on such a scale. In connection with the exhibition, the Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation is publishing the book Taide ja tunteet. Sigrid Schaumanin elämä (Parvs, translated into Finnish by Liisa Kasvio). The book is an edited and translated edition of exhibition curator Camilla Granbacka's book Sigrid Schauman. Med palett och penna (Svenska Folkskolans Vänner 2018).

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Picture: Sigrid Schauman: Landscape from Menton (1951). Maire Gullichsen Art Foundation Collection, Pori Art Museum. Photo: Erkki Valli-Jaakola.

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