DUBLIN, IRELAND.- The National Gallery of Ireland presents an exhibition on one of the treasures of Northern European art Finnish painting and printmaking of the turn of the nineteenth century. Celebrating the highpoint of Finnish art, when the country was still a Grand Duchy of Russia, the exhibition will feature some 75 works which show a mix of native influences with international styles. Finnish landscape painting will be represented by, among others, Eero Järnefelt (1863-1937), and Väinö Blomstedt (1871-1947), who captured the countrys distinctive forests, lakes and rivers in a uniquely heroic and symbolic manner. The exhibition will demonstrate how artists depicted legends and myths, with a particular emphasis on the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic. It will also present an overview of the various trends of early twentieth-century Modernism in Finland, including works from the Septem Group and the November Group. The exhibition is organised in collaboration with the Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki.