Lake Keitele

Here the modern Finnish artist Gallen Kallela portrays Lake Keitele, north of Helsinki in Finland in the summer of 1904. This painting is the artist’s third depiction of the lake. As a stand-out picture, this work takes the ideas of Impressionism and Pointilism into account, but is ultimately an example of the European Expressionist movement. The work has a spiritual tone, expressed through its broad, sweeping brushstrokes. Amid the eerily calm lake, a lone island resides on the upper right adding a mysterious aspect to the work.

Creator: Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Date: 1905

Original Medium: Oil on canvas

Original Size: 53 x 66 cm

Location: National Gallery London