Finnish Artist Juhani Linnovaara

The colors.  My god, the colors!

The Lönnström Art Museum’s current exhibit features the entire work of Finnish painter Juhani Linnovaara, including sculptures, jewelry, and paintings.  Three of us went, paid our 5€ each, and started roaming,

The first room included a couple of still life paintings.  I was less than impressed.  Then I went into the second room.

Holy Vibrant Colors, Batman!  Me and one of the ladies I was with were floored.  And in love.  Wow.  The pictures I took really don’t do the paintings justice, but here’s a few.

Madame Pompadour, 1966, by Juhani Linnovaara

Here we are coming, 1983-84, by Juhani Linnovaara

I should mention, these paintings we huge.  Like, six foot canvases.

Check out this video of the artist at what I believe is the grand opening of this exhibit (sorry, it’s in Finnish) – Here we are coming is right at 3 minutes in (I bought a print of this one).


Image search for Juhani Linnovaara.

Wikipedia US doesn’t have an entry on this artist, but wiki Finland does.  If you have the option to translate the page, you can read a little bit more about him.

“Juhani Linnovaara, Power of Fantasies” is showing at the Lönnström Art Museum in Rauma, Finland through May 20th, 2012.

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4 thoughts on “Finnish Artist Juhani Linnovaara

  1. i love the one of Madame Pompadour. LOVE it.

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  3. Jan Per Norell

    When I went to Sweden in 1960, twelve going on thirteen, the fellow sitting next to me was a Finnish artist. During the trip I reviewed his art portfolio. I was impressed.

    I remembered his name as Julani Linnovaara, being, of course, unfamiliar then with Finnish names.

    In more recent years, I wondered what had become of him, but could not find him on the web.

    One day I was on Google, giving it another try. I entered Julani Linovaara.

    Google came back with, ”Did You Mean Juhani Linovaara?”

    Well was I surprised. His actual first name was Juhani, a Finnish form of Johan, not Julani as I had thought.

    I would like to contact him by mail. Do you know how to contact him?

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