The esoteric interests of Finland’s fin-de-siècle artists have been brought out of the darkness

…it seems clear that esoteric ideas were far more than a passing fancy for Finland’s fin-de-siècle artists. Their interests reflect the kinds of topics of conversation taking place in the art salons across Europe, from Paris to Berlin and to Helsinki.”

The esoteric interests of Finland’s fin-de-siècle artists have been brought out of the darkness by two researchers of the Seekers of the New project, Nina Kokkinen and Marja Lahelma. Gill Crabbe reports from the conference Approaching Esotericism and Mysticism: Cultural Influences that was organised by the Seekers of the New in collaboration with the Donner Institute and took place at the University of Turku in the beginning of June.

Read the full article in the latest issue of Finnish National Gallery’s online publication FNG Research.

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https://research.fng.fi/

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