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Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 05:30 PM
The name of Kaj Stenvall rose to fame in the world of Finnish art about ten years ago when he began to paint a very familiar-looking duck in a variety of different settings. There was nothing in his subjects that hinted at a flavour of something Finnish except, a trace of melancholic in the landscape.

What really is at question here? How is it possible that a Finnish artist can begin to employ a duck whose adventures would really only belong in the realm of a certain world-renowned comic book series?

"I have structured a character who stands with one foot firmly planted on very carefully guarded territory but who is, however, also a part of my very own reality," explains Kaj Stenvall. He goes on to explain that this character has been developed by himself, even though the similarity to the most famous duck in the world cannot be denied.

The scenes depicted in his pictures are from the world at large and his duck often appears in absurd and universal settings. There really is nothing in his paintings that you could put your finger on to connect them to any particular corner of the world, especially not to Finland.

More: http://www.kajstenvall.com/

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 05:37 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/1989/eiviest.jpg
Ei viestiä - No Message
Öljy kankaalle - oil on canvas.

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1989/kaukran.jpg
Kaukainen Ranta - Faraway Shore
Öljy kankaalle - oil on canvas.

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1989/taiperu.jpg
Mutta älä unohda näitä - Taiteen perusasiat - But Don't Forget These - The Basics of Art
Öljy kankaalle - oil on canvas

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1989/aihuima.jpg
Aivan huimaa - Dizzy
Öljy kankaalle - oil on canvas.

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1989/lenin.jpg
Mitä Lenin-setä todella sanoi - What Uncle Lenin Really Said
Öljy kankaalle - oil on canvas.

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1989/doublet.jpg
Double Trouble
Öljy kankaalle - oil on canvas

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 05:44 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/1990/paasia.jpg
Pääsiäinen - Easter

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1990/kolhii.jpg
Kun elämä kolhii - Rough Life

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1990/eiulosp.jpg
Ei ulospääsyä - No Exit

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1990/poissa.jpg
Poissa - Away

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1990/yolento.jpg
Yölento - Night Flight

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1990/aureede.jpg
Aurinko laskee Eedenissä - Sun Sets in Eden

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1990/helvesi.jpg
Helvetin esikartanossa - The Hall of Hell

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 05:50 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/1991/nocturn.jpg
Nocturne

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1991/russian.jpg
Russian Nevergreen

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1991/hattu.jpg
Punaisen hatun voima - The Power of a Red Hat

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1991/yhteys.jpg
Yhteys - The Contact

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1991/alistet.jpg
Alistettu - The Submitted

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1991/click.jpg
Click

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 06:01 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/1992/kaipaus.jpg
Kaipaus - The Longing

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1992/kadonneet_juuret.jpg
Kadonneet juuret - The lost roots

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1992/toitasa.jpg
Toisen Tasapaino - The Other's Balance

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1992/tulos.jpg
Tulos - positiivinen, The Result - Positive

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1992/saksa.jpg
Se suuri saksalaisuus - That Great Germanism

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1992/kingdom.jpg
Kingdom Gone

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1992/pintsyv.jpg
Pintaa syvemmällä - Deeper than the Surface

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1992/itamain.jpg
Pieni Itämainen Vivahdus - A Faint Oriental Shade

Death and the Sun
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 06:01 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/palaako_totuus.jpg

A funny translation error on the artist's home page:

The above work is titled "palaako totuus" -- translated as "Will the truth return?"

However I think the correct translation would have been "Will the truth burn" since, the duck is about to set fire to a note he has in his hand.

(since the third person singular for palata (return) and palaa (burn) are the same)



Many of the titles of the paintings are quite absurd. I wonder how Stenvall comes up with them?

Any non-duck themed paintings by the same artist you could show us, Louhi?

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 06:06 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/1993/askel.jpg
Vain askel paratiisista - Only a Step from The Paradise

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1993/sunsh.jpg
Let the Sunsh...

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1993/siirto.jpg
Kenen siirto - Whose Move

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1993/myyvank.jpg
Myyttinsä vanki - Prisoner of His Myth

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1993/merihat.jpg
Merihätä ei ole tämännäköinen - Peril at Sea Does Not Look Like This

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 06:12 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/1994/jyhteys.jpg
Jonkinasteinen yhteys - An Encounter of Some Kind

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1994/puutarha.jpg
Salainen puutarha - Secret Garden

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1994/mahdoll.jpg
Kaikki on mahdollista - Everything is Possible

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1994/pvaloon.jpg
Päivänvaloon - Into the Daylight

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1994/paramnt.jpg
Paramount - modernismin ongelmat, Paramount - The Problems of Modernism

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1994/yksilo.jpg
Yksilö - An Individual

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 06:17 PM
A funny translation error on the artist's home page:

The above work is titled "palaako totuus" -- translated as "Will the truth return?"

However I think the correct translation would have been "Will the truth burn" since, the duck is about to set fire to a note he has in his hand.

(since the third person singular for palata (return) and palaa (burn) are the same)Many names of his paintings has these wordplays which are sometimes impossible to translate.


Any non-duck themed paintings by the same artist you could show us, Louhi?Unfortunately I don't know if there's any of his early production (before the ducks) in internet.

However, I have seen his non-duck paintings in one of his exhibition I visited 5 years ago. I remember one of them, size of an entire wall, where a woman was laying washed sheets on the clothesline in the middle of very snowy winter. The painting was absolutely amazing, it could have been an enlarged photo but it wasn't. So, Stenvall is extremely skilled artist and able to paint with many different techniques.

Whitewolf_
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 07:06 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/valitse_oikein.jpg
Choose right

perkele14
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 07:08 PM
1993:
http://www.kajstenvall.com/1993/sunsh.jpg
Let the Sunsh...




Hey, why has he painted me this summer?

Arcturus
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 08:14 PM
I own reprints of a few of these (Rough Life, Freely Breathing), and my goal is to buy all pictures that have old cars as a theme, and hang them all on one wall. Too bad that requires them to be small, but what can you do.

EDIT:
http://www.kajstenvall.com/1993/siirto.jpg
And we have this hanging over our bed. :D I am quite serious!

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 08:32 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/1995/varjlii.jpg
Varjelun liioittelua - Exaggeration of Protection

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1995/nonsense.jpg
Nonsense

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1995/viimein.jpg
Viimeinen todistaja - The Last Witness

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1995/kysymys.jpg
Siinä vasta kysymys - That is The Question

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1995/onni.jpg
Rajaton onni - Unlimited Happiness

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1995/purjeh.jpg
Purjehtiminenko välttämätöntä? - Sailing necessary?

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1995/aisvalt.jpg
Aistien valtiatar - Mistress of Senses

SouthernBoy
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 08:53 PM
I was wondering what the deal was with those paintings. Does Finland have Donald Duck? :)

Arcturus
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 08:54 PM
Does Finland have Donald Duck? :)
Who? ;)

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 09:08 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/1996/vesi-tuli-ja-ilma.jpg
Vesi, tuli ja ilma - Water, Fire and Air,

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1996/kasittamaton-luotto.jpg
Käsittämätön luotto - The Incredible Credit,

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1996/montgo.jpg
Montgomery

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1996/vastuuk.jpg
Vastuu katsojalla - Responsibility on the Spectator

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1996/totvapa.jpg
Totaalinen vapaus - Total Freedom

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1996/pcupido.jpg
Paha Cupido - Bad Cupido

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1996/tuokpar.jpg
Tuoksahdus Paratiisista - A Scent from Paradise

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1996/hanvnuk.jpg
Hän vain nukkuu - He Is Only Sleeping

Death and the Sun
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 09:12 PM
Does Finland have Donald Duck? :)

If you'll permit me to go off-topic for a moment, Louhi...

Donald Duck is far more popular in Finland than anywhere else in the world, actually -- to the extent that Don Rosa, the world's most popular Donald cartoonist, often writes and draws his stories specifically with the Finnish audience in mind.



http://www.perunamaa.net/donrosa/images/sampo.jpg

More on the Duckmaster (http://www.perunamaa.net/donrosa/english.html) webpage. :D

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 09:23 PM
If you'll permit me to go off-topic for a moment, Louhi...Go ahead, the purpose of this thread was to let people know more about duck paintings, create feelings and such ;)

Another curiosity about the issue would be, that in the 60's (or whenever Donald Duck was introduced to Finnish audience), Donald Duck was condemned as pornocraphic because he has no pants :rotfl:

Death and the Sun
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 09:29 PM
Go ahead, the purpose of this thread was to let people know more about duck paintings, create feelings and such ;)

Another curiosity about the issue would be, that in the 60's (or whenever Donald Duck was introduced to Finnish audience), Donald Duck was condemned as pornocraphic because he has no pants :rotfl:

It was 1954 I think, last year they had a 50-year anniversary exhibition at the old Sanoma maganizes building.

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 09:35 PM
It was 1954 I think, last year they had a 50-year anniversary exhibition at the old Sanoma maganizes building.http://www.forums.skadi.net/images/icons/icon3.gif Why of course, when I was a wee kid there was 30 year anniversary of Aku Ankka :)

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 09:44 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/1997/uusia-nakoaloja.jpg
Uusia näköaloja - New Views

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1997/tunnustan-elahtaneeni.jpg
Tunnustan elähtäneeni - I Lead a Life of Debauchery

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1997/valkoinen-eminenssi.jpg
Valkoinen eminenssi - White Eminency

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1997/liikaa-sumeaa-logiikkaa.jpg
Liikaa sumeaa logiikkaa - Too Much Fuzzy Logic

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1997/soulshine.jpg
Soulshine

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1997/enkelipolya.jpg
Enkelipölyä - Angel Dust

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1997/vihreille-niityille-vilvoittavien-vetten-aarelle.jpg
Vihreille niityille, vilvoittavien vetten äärelle - To the Greens by The Refresing Waters

Arcturus
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 09:53 PM
We shouldn't for get pictures such as these:
http://www.kajstenvall.com/1991/trueorf.jpg
Tänäkin kesänä moni avioliitto onnistuu - True or False
http://www.kajstenvall.com/1993/sikeasti.jpg
Erittäin sikeästi - Extremely Heavy
http://www.kajstenvall.com/2001/kaksi_varia.jpg
Kaksi väriä - Two colours
Then again, daffy duck also enjoys a fair amount of status, and I fully understand the artist using him as a contrast to the white ducks.

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 09:59 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/1998/tahtoen_tai_tahtomattaan.jpg
Tahtoen tai tahtomattaan - Wheather willing or not

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1998/korkeammalla_tasolla.jpg
Korkeammalla Tasolla, On Higher Ground

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1998/saarenmaan_parempi_valssi.jpg
Saarenmaan Parempi Valssi - The Finer Waltz of Saarenmaa

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1998/harhaaskel.jpg
Harha-askel Wegmanin viitoittamalla tiellä - A false step on the Wegman-marked row

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1998/hiljainen_virtaus.jpg
Hiljainen virtaus - A quiet stream

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1998/heavy_survival_game.jpg
Heavy survival game

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1998/ladies-open.jpg
Ladies open

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1998/jaavuori-volgalla.jpg
Jäävuori Volgalla - An Iceberg on Volga

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1998/tarkoitatteko-minua.jpg
Tarkoitatteko minua? - Do you mean me?

Death and the Sun
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 10:00 PM
We shouldn't for get pictures such as these:
http://www.kajstenvall.com/1991/trueorf.jpg
http://www.kajstenvall.com/1993/sikeasti.jpg
http://www.kajstenvall.com/2001/kaksi_varia.jpg
Then again, daffy duck also enjoys a fair amount of status, and I fully understand the artist using him as a contrast to the white ducks.


Aaargh !!!

Race mixing! :O

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 10:06 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/1999/draaman_lait.jpg
Draaman lait - The laws of drama

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1999/tunnistan_elaytyneeni.jpg
Tunnistan eläytyneeni - I recognize that I have entered into something

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1999/punaisen_hatun_ylivoimaa.jpg
Punaisen hatun ylivoimaa - The superior power of the red hat

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1999/syvaa_ja_kirkasta.jpg
Syvää ja kirkasta - Deep and clear

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1999/syntynyt_syylliseksi.jpg
Syntynyt syylliseksi - Born Guilty

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1999/iso_kahvi.jpg
Iso kahvi - A Large Coffee

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1999/oklahoma.jpg
Oklahoma 1999

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1999/huono_renki.jpg
Huono renki ja hyvä isäntä - A Bad Hired Man And a Good Master

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1999/ala_himoitse_kuormaautoa.jpg
lä himoitse lähimmäisesi kuorma-autoa - Do Not Feel A Desire For Your Neighbour's Truck

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1999/viela_loytyy_aikaa.jpg
Vielä Löytyy Aikaa - There Is Still Time To Be Found

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1999/muutoksia_maailmankuvaan.jpg
Muutoksia Maailmankuvaan - Changes in the Image of the World

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 10:10 PM
Aaargh !!!

Race mixing! :OAnd that's not all...

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2003/aikuisviihdetta.jpg
Aikuisviihdettä - Adult entertaiment, 2003

:sofa0000:

Arcturus
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 10:11 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/2003/aikuisviihdetta.jpg
Aikuisviihdettä - Adult entertaiment, 2003

:sofa0000:

:frown:
I was unaware of this one..

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 10:12 PM
:frown:
I was unaware of this one.....But it's only art...;)

The purpose of art is not only to please the eye, but also create a variety of feelings and yes, sometimes also disgust. A painting like this may create strong feelings of disgust among us, and in our point of view, that may be the purpose of this particular painting.

Frostwood
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 10:12 PM
Donald Duck is far more popular in Finland than anywhere else in the world, actually -- to the extent that Don Rosa, the world's most popular Donald cartoonist, often writes and draws his stories specifically with the Finnish audience in mind.

Ah, Don Rosa is a fabulous cartoonist! His drawings are always full of little details,
which add a nice touch of completion to the world of the story itself.

As for these paintings, some of them have a somber undertone and allusions to infinity, which I think I recognize pretty well, though usually I'm quite blind in visual arts to anything deeper or to something that differs from what's close to my heart, so to speak. When watching these pictures, I sometimes have a feeling that I nearly grasp some meaning in them, but they evade me at the last moment. However, practice makes perfect. :)

As for the duck-figure in Stenvall's art, I think it's a very good tool in expressing different emotions, as it's quite "flexible". At least that's what I saw in it in a practical sense.

Well, I must say that these are beautiful paintings overall and worth of study. Thank you Louhi for bringing these up! :beer-smil

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 10:22 PM
Well, I must say that these are beautiful paintings overall and worth of study. Thank you Louhi for bringing these up! :beer-smilWhy thank you :) It's my pleasure to introduce these paintings because I happen to like them very much ;)

Blutwölfin
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 10:23 PM
Great pictures, Louhi! I always adored your avatars.. ;)
Thanks for sharing!

SouthernBoy
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 10:35 PM
And that's not all...

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2003/aikuisviihdetta.jpg
Aikuisviihdettä - Adult entertaiment, 2003

:sofa0000:
:rofl:

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 11:25 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/2000/ilman_kosketus.jpg
Ilman kosketus - The Touch of the Air

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2000/oikotie1.jpg
Oikotie 1, vesi - Short-Cut 1, water

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2000/oikotie2.jpg
Oikotie 2, kivi - Short-Cut 2, rock


http://www.kajstenvall.com/2000/oikotie3.jpg
Oikotie 3, ilma - Short-Cut 3, air

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2000/oikotie4.jpg
Oikotie 4, henki - Short-Cut 4, spirit

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2000/oikotie5_kuu_ja_tahdet.jpg
Oikotie 5, Kuu ja tähdet - Short-Cut 5, The Moon and the Stars

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2000/aika_kuluu.jpg
Aika kuluu - Time passes

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2000/ruusu_maritalle.jpg
Ruusu Maritalle - A rose for Marita

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2000/eurooppalaistuneet_juomatavat.jpg
Eurooppalaistuneet juomatavat - The europeanized drinking-habits

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2000/hello_dolly.jpg
Hello, Dolly

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2000/toinen_tuleminen.jpg
Toinen tuleminen - The second coming

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2000/tervetuloa_maapallon_keskipisteeseen.jpg
Tervetuloa maapallon keskipisteeseen - Wellcome to the center of the world

Lissu
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 11:35 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/2001/yhdestoista_aalto.jpg
Yhdestoista aalto - The eleventh wave, 2001

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2001/pintajannitteen_varassa.jpg
Pintajännitteen varassa - Riding on the surface tension

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2001/askel_maailmaan.jpg
Askel maailmaan - A step into the world, 2001

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2001/sielun_maisema.jpg
Sielun maisema - Landscape of the soul, 2001

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2001/vesi_vetaa_puoleensa.jpg
Vesi vetää puoleensa - The water attracts

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2001/lukeva_kasi.jpg
Lukeva käsi - The reading hand

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2001/pohjalla.jpg
Pohjalla - On the bottom

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2001/ala_aiti_mother_dont.jpg
Älä äiti - Mother don´t

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2001/eteenpain.jpg
Eteenpäin - Forward

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2001/vaarin_sytytetty_ja_sammutettu.jpg
Väärin sytytetty ja sammutettu

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2001/pallon_hallitsija.jpg
Pallon hallitsija - The ruler of the globe

Lissu
Friday, July 22nd, 2005, 12:01 AM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/2002/kun_kaikki_kivet_on_kaannetty.jpg
Kun kaikki kivet on käännetty - When every stone has been turned

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2002/taiteen_aarella.jpg
Taiteen äärellä - Facing art

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2002/aika_hyvin_ansaittu.jpg
Aika hyvin ansaittu - Fairly well deserved

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2002/lavastettu_onni.jpg
Lavastettu onni - Staged happiness

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2002/pariisin_tuulet.jpg
Pariisin tuulet - The winds of Paris

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2002/talven_lunta.jpg
Talven lunta - Winter snow

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2002/postijuna_saapuu_eckerohon.jpg
Postijuna saapuu Eckeröhön - The mailtrain arrives to Eckerö

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2002/liian_varhain_ja_liian_paljon.jpg
Liian varhain ja liian paljon - Much too early

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2002/myrsky_maljakossa.jpg
Myrsky maljakossa - Storm in a vase

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2002/tukevasti_maalla.jpg
Tukevasti maalla - Firmly on the ground

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2002/pelastettu.jpg
Pelastettu - Saved

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2002/syntynyt_syntiseksi.jpg
Syntynyt syntiseksi - Born sinful

Lissu
Friday, July 22nd, 2005, 06:19 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/2003/maallista_viisautta.jpg
Maallista viisautta - Secular wisdom

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2003/suurta_riippuvuutta.jpg
Suurta riippuvuutta - Vast addiction

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2003/vapaastihengittava.jpg
Vapaastihengittävä - Freely breathing

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2003/kaikki_lasketaan.jpg
Kaikki lasketaan - Everything will be counted

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2003/pullon_henki.jpg
Pullon henki ja aine - The spirit and the material of the bottle

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2003/jossain_vaiheessa.jpg
Jossain vaiheessa - In a certain phase

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2003/kaikki_on_mahdollista2.jpg
Kaikki on mahdollista 2 - Everything is possible 2

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2003/harmonia.jpg
Harmonia - Harmony

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2003/poika_ja_varis.jpg
Poika ja varis - A boy and a crow

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2003/jumalahakuinen_huominen.jpg
Jumalahakuinen huominen - A god-seeking new day

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2003/saa_voi_muuttua.jpg
Sää voi muuttua, minä en - The weather may change, I don´t

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2003/aamu.jpg
Aamu - Morning

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2003/viimeinen_ranta.jpg
Viimeinen ranta - Last border

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2003/norma.jpg
Norma

Lissu
Friday, July 22nd, 2005, 06:28 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/2004/mahtavat_perspektiivit.jpg
Mahtavat perspektiivit - Huge perspectives

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2004/kuusi_spruce.jpg
Kuusi - Spruce

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2004/kevyesti_keskella_paivaa2.jpg
Kevyesti keskellä päivää 2 - Lightly at midday 2

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2004/kallista_ilmaa.jpg
Kallista ilmaa - Expensive air

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2004/jalleennakeminen.jpg
Jälleen yksi jälleennäkeminen - One more encounter

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2004/kaikki_virtaa.jpg
Kaikki virtaa - Everything flows

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2004/yksi_ei_huku.jpg
Yksi ei huku - One doesn´t drown

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2004/muista_nauttia.jpg
Muista nauttia - Remember to enjoy

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2004/taalla_vartioin_mina.jpg
Täällä vartioin minä - I am watching here

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2004/ei_kolmio_bermudalla.jpg
Ei mikään kolmio Bermudalla - Not a triangle (three room flat) in Bermuda

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2004/this_is_your_land.jpg
This land is your land

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2004/katso_minua.jpg
Katso minua - Look at me

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2004/mandatum_isanmaalle.jpg
Mandatum isänmaalle - Mandatum for the fatherland

Lissu
Friday, July 22nd, 2005, 06:35 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/kohteet_vaihtuvat.jpg
Kohteet vaihtuvat - The subjects vary

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/jokainen_elama_kysyy_luontoa.jpg
Jokainen elämä kysyy luontoa - Every life asks for nature

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/lentajan_poika_viihtyy_maalla.jpg
Lentäjän poika viihtyy maalla - The son of the aviator likes it on the ground

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/ala_tuomitse.jpg
Älä tuomitse - Don´t judge

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/handicap.jpg
Handicap

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/korjatkaa_jos_olen.jpg
Korjatkaa, jos olen väärässä, kunnioittakaa, jos olen oikeassa - Correct me, if I am wrong, respect me, if I am right

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/valitse_oikein.jpg
Valitse oikein - Choose right

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/pope_is_it.jpg
Pope is it!

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/palaako_totuus.jpg
Palaako totuus? - Will the truth return?

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/vesi_rauhoittaa.jpg
Vesi rauhoittaa, vaikkei ehkä teekään onnelliseksi - Calming waters

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/iso_valkoinen_sanky.jpg
Iso, valkoinen sänky - The big, white bed

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/avaruuden_aani.jpg
Avaruuden ääni - The sound of space

Lissu
Friday, July 22nd, 2005, 06:46 PM
Because Stenvall is very pro-Duck-tive (:D) artist, I have posted only a fraction of his paintings here. In his website there's 507 paintings at the moment, and new ones are added regurarly. So, visit http://www.kajstenvall.com/.

Death and the Sun
Friday, July 22nd, 2005, 06:58 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/bluesin_maailma.jpg

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2004/helman_ja_nyrkin_valissa.jpg

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2004/jokin_ehka_vahan_korkeampi.jpg

Here are three of his more recent paintings. I don't really understand much about graphic art, but I love the use of colours in these!

According to the site these paintings are for sale in Stenvall's gallery at Ludviginkatu 3-5. I wonder if he'd be willing to give me a package deal on the three of them? ;) :D

Lissu
Friday, July 22nd, 2005, 07:10 PM
Here are three of his more recent paintings. I don't really understand much about graphic art, but I love the use of colours in these!

According to the site these paintings are for sale in Stenvall's gallery at Ludviginkatu 3-5. I wonder if he'd be willing to give me a package deal on the three of them? ;) :DBecause those are quite new paintings, it's propable that those ones are not sold yet ;) His paintings are quite big though... Fortunately his paintings can be bought as prints so that even us common people can afford to buy his art :P

But when seeing his paintings as originals, one really gets a clue how skilled he really is... these small pictures don't give enough justice to the art.

Indeed, the way Stenvall uses colours is truly amazing :love:

Lissu
Friday, July 22nd, 2005, 07:12 PM
http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/valitse_oikein.jpg
Valitse oikein - Choose right

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/pope_is_it.jpg
Pope is it!

http://www.kajstenvall.com/2005/palaako_totuus.jpg
Palaako totuus? - Will the truth return?
My guess is that these paitings are a tribute to the new pope - can't be sure though :suomut:

Arcturus
Friday, July 22nd, 2005, 07:13 PM
I'm especially taken by how he plays with light and lighting... plus the ambiguous meaning of the paintings can really have you thinking about what he is trying to say.. :D

Randvithr
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, 12:45 AM
This one really gives me the creeps

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1997/valkoinen-eminenssi.jpg