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Ilmari Aalto Painting - Storm by Ilmari Aalto


Ilmari Aalto Painting - Autumn Landscape With Clouds by Ilmari Aalto

Autumn Landscape With Clouds

Ilmari Aalto (August 7, 1891 Kuopio - 29 September 1934) was a Finnish painter. He was a member of the expressionist group Sallinen, that had grown around artist, Tyko Sallinen. Aalto painted still lives, as well as landscapes and portraits.


Aalto studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts from 1907 to 1908 and the Finnish Art Society drawing school from 1908 to 1910.[1]


Most of Aalto's landscape paintings are views of Töölö and Suursaaresta. Aalto's landscape painting is also shown Restaurant Eliel Brussels, Helsinki railway station. The rear wall of the landscape design of Eero Järnefelt and A. W. Finch were the most involved, but only three artist Ilmari Aalto dared to climb high ladders to take the painting.[2]

Aalto started with Expressionism, but also discovered cubism in 1914.[2] An Edvard Munch exhibition at the Ateneum soon after his graduation, had a strong influenced on Aalto and built on the expressionist influences; cubists and expressionists exhibition were seen in Finland in 1914, and were accompanied by key artists, among other things, the German Der Blaue Reiter.[3]

After the 1920 trip to Paris, Aalto began to use more colors and strong brush strokes instead of the previous greyish palette. Later, while visiting Paris in 1928 he adopted a more realistic expression, clear contours and unmixed colors. Ilmari Aalto is said to have destroyed many of his earlier works.[2]

Aalto died of liver cancer at the age of 43.[2] Aalto's spouse was Alli Helena Linnalahti (formerly Ketonen).[1]


The Bells (Aalto), 1914



Muotokuva Väinö Kamppuri (1917)

Syysmaisema ja pilviä, 1917.


Marja Sakari: Aalto, Ilmari (1891 - 1934) Kansallisbiografia-verkkojulkaisu (maksullinen). 11.10.2000.
Hagelstam: Vahvatunnelmaisten asetelmien taitaja Viitattu 22.10.2009.

fng.fi Viitattu 22.10.2009.

External links

Ilmari Aalto taiteilijamatrikkelissa
Ilmari Aalto Valtion taidemuseon kokoelmissa.
Kirjav@ - Kansallisgallerian kirjaston kokoelmatietokanta, Ilmari Aalto
Valkonen, Olli: Maalaustaiteen murros Suomessa 1908-1914 : uudet suuntaukset maalaustaiteessa, taidearvostelussa ja taidekirjoittelussa, Jyväskylän yliopisto, 1973, ISBN 951-677-127-0
Vilho Nenonen: Tavattiin Brondalla, Helsinki : Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura, 1981, ISBN 951-717-255-9
Kirjailijain ja taiteilijain joulukirja, 1917 Suomalainen kirjailijaseura, "Kirjallinen työ" ja Suomen taiteilijaseuran maalariliitto
Samling Gösta Stenman : finländsk konst - beskrivande katalog utarbetad av Nils-Gustav Hahl, Helsingfors: Söderström, 1932
A cultural history of the avant-garde in the Nordic countries 1900-1925, edited by Hubert van den Berg et al., Amsterdam ; New York (NY) : Rodopi, 2012, ISBN 978-90-420-3620-8
Cedercreutz, Emil: Silhouetter 2, klippta af E. Cedercreuz, Helsingfors: Konstnärsgillet, 1916
Biografiakeskus, Ilmari Aalto

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