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Patrons morning tour: Helene Schjerfbeck


Thursday 18 July 2019
9 — 10am

Free for Patrons
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Helene Schjerfbeck

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Helene Schjerfbeck, Self-portrait (detail), 1912.

Oil on canvas. 43.5 x 42 cm. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum; photo: Yehia Eweis.

Join us for a morning tour and discover the mesmerising paintings of Helene Schjerfbeck, one of Finland’s best-kept secrets.

Helene Schjerfbeck is a Finnish national icon. From her early naturalistic style – honed during her studies in France – to her highly abstracted self-portraits, this exhibition will present Schjerfbeck for the first time to UK audiences.

Through over 60 portraits, landscapes and still lifes, this long-overdue survey traces the evolution of her remarkable career. Among the highlights will be a sequence of self-portraits, which demonstrate Schjerfbeck’s lifelong fascination with the physical and psychological process of ageing. In the age of the selfie, her engagement with masks and masquerade – the superficial appearance we present to the world and what lies beneath – is more relevant than ever.

Join us for a morning tour with the exhibition curator as she walks you through key works of influence.

Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and the Ateneum Art Museum / Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki.

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Thursday 18 July 2019

9 — 10am

The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

Free for Patrons, booking required.

Free for Patrons