Sibelius, Saarinen, Schjerfbeck – building a nation through arts and culture

Building Finland into a modern nation was a project of the Finnish intelligentsia aimed at the Finnish people on the one hand and the international public on the other. Creating nationally important works of architecture, visual arts and music helped increase Finland’s international visibility. Finland did not have a glorious history as a nation. Arts […]

Sibelius, Jean

Jean Sibelius shaped Finnish culture and made Finland known around the world Still in the 2010s, Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) is a world-renowned composer. Sibelius was inspired by national themes which he gave a modern treatment in his works. Sibelius was orphaned under the age of three, when his father, a physician, died of typhoid in […]