Travelling in a Palimpsest

Travelling in a Palimpsest

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Lundström, Marie-Sofie
Travelling in a Palimpsest. Finnish nineteenth-century painters’ encounters with Spanish art and culture
Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae. Humaniora 343
Jyväskylä 2008, 460 pp.

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Like all travellers in Spain, Albert Edelfelt and the other Finnish nineteenth-century painters worshipped at the Prado, admired Flamenco dance, beautiful women, bullfights, and cypsies. Yearning for the authenticity of a distant and exotic past, yet following the usual tourist paths and admiring the common sights, they voyaged in a landscape partly mythical and partly real. Their imagining, experiencing and remembering Spain in snapshot paintings, souvenirs d'Espagne, is the theme of this book.

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ISBN 978-951-41-0995-9
ISSN 1239-6982