FI22 Discover Helsinki and HAM Museum21 mai 2022
Finnish teachers organized a guided tour of Helsinki; students took pictures and found out about monuments, statues, architecture of Helsinki: Mannerheim Statue, Aleksis Kiven patsas, Aleksanteri II, The statue of the famous Finnish poet Johan LudvigRuneberg, the Esplanade park
At HAM Museum, Students found about the Finnish artists Tove Jansson, Greta and Sulho.
First, students visited Tove's party frescos, permanently on show at HAM. Students foun aout that Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was an artist of many talents. She was a painter, novelist, comic artist, illustrator and writer and is best known as the creator of the Moomins. Tove's stories, both in words and pictures, have touched countless people all around the world. Tove Jansson often drew inspiration from her own life and the people around her.
Secondly, students visited an exhibition of 60 works, accompanied by a rich complement of photographs of Greta Hällfors-Sipilàand Sulho Sipilä. "Tiva and Halle" They studied together at the Finnish Art Society's Drawing School from 1915 to 1917. Both artists adopted avant-garde influences at the same time. They ranked among the boldest young experimenters in Finnish art in the 1910s. The couple's many townscapes of Helsinki are among their best-known paintings. Greta was a city girl who loved the pleasures of urban life, and many of her drawings and water colours capture the zeitgeist of the Roaring Twenties with expressive nuance.
After these cultural visits students and teachers alike go shopping and then return to their hotel/host families. Evaluation handouts, answer sheet