Monday, January 12, 2009

"Leikkivia Poikia Rannalla"

Sari sent me this wonderful postcard of some boys
playing on the beach and sailing their little boats
in the water. Sari says it is one of Finland's most famous
paintings. The name of the painting is 'Leikkivia poikia rannalla',
which means 'Boys Playing on the Beach'. It was
painted by Albert Edelfelt in 1854. Sari says that Edelfelt
started his art career by painting historical topics, but
later changed to landscapes and people. He also
painted famous people and royalty.
Thank you, Sari, for the beautiful art card. I love it so much.
I like all kinds of paintings, but I am especially
fond of beaches and people enjoying them.

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