Thursday, July 2, 2020

Red Hair in Art: Adriano Sousa Lopes and Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Adriano Sousa Lopes (1879 - 1944) was a Portuguese Modernist painter and engraver who worked in a wide range of genres.

The painting below is titled The Blue Blouse (c. 1920). I couldn't find out the sitter's name, but as you can see she looks like Lopes' wife, in the 1927 painting Portrait of Madame Sousa Lopes.

(The Blue Blouse)

(Portrait of Madame Sousa Lopes)

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865 - 1931) was a Finnish painter who is best known for his illustrations of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic. His work is considered very important for the Finnish national identity.

The painting below is titled Ad astra (1907, oil on canvas), which means "towards the stars" in Latin.

(Ad astra)

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