Avainsana: Emil Wikström

Esoteric content ’hiding in plain sight’?

Art historian Marja Lahelma, who is a member of the Seekers of the New project, has examined esotericism as a marginalised dimension in Finnish art history in a new publication by the Finnish National Gallery. Lahelma problematises the notion of the ‘Golden Age’ connecting…

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…