zondag 22 september 2013

Uosikkinen Raija

This 1989 annual plate is one from a series of 24 wall plates designed by Raija Uosikkinen for the traditional finnish manufacturer Arabia of Finland to commemorate the Kalevala legend (zie onder), the national epic of Finland. On the back of each plate part of the story is written and each plate is marked by the Arabia Finland crown logo, the signature of Raija Uosikkinen and the year. The colors on the plate are brown, golden beige, black, white and dark dark blue as in most of the plates the artist has painted. The story behind the plate reads ; "all the girls had met for pleasure and the beauteous maids were dancing in a grove near open country,on a lovely space of heathland and kyllikki was the first amongst them, she the far-famed flower of saari." X1: 191-196 -bron -http://www.dishwareheaven.com/raija-uosikkinen 

Raija Uosikkinen (b. 1923 in Hollola, d. 2004 in Helsinki) studied at the Central School of Art and Design for porcelain painter in 1944 - 1947. She then worked as a decorator and designer for Arabia in 1947 - 1986.

Raija Uosikkinen and Esteri Tomula have had an important role as decorative designers for renewal of Arabia's decorative production in the late 1940's and 1950's. Uosikkinen designed many decoratives for Kaj Franck's industrial manufactured products. Decoratives for B-Model such as Polaris and Linnea were popular, as well as playful Emilia decorations.

Last references for islam Ali copper ornaments from Arabia are designed by Uosikkinen. Arabia began to  to produce a large scale of collector's items in the 1970's and Raija Uosikkinen designed two key  dishware collector sets: Kalevala-year plates since 1976 and Christmas plate series since 1978.

She participated in numerous domestic and foreign exhibitions and was working alongside her work as a teacher as well as free institute Toimela and University of Art and Design.


de andere 23 werken andere van deze serie


Kalevala From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Kalevala (IPA: [ˈkɑle̞ʋɑlɑ]) is a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Finnish and Karelian oral folklore and mythology.[1]
It is regarded as the national epic of Finland and is one of the most significant works of Finnish literature. The Kalevala played an instrumental role in the development of the Finnish national identity, the intensification of Finland's language strife and the growing sense of nationality that ultimately led to Finland's independence from Russia in 1917.[2][3]
The first version of The Kalevala (called The Old Kalevala) was published in 1835. The version most commonly known today was first published in 1849 and consists of 22,795 verses, divided into fifty songs (Finnish: runot).[4] The title can be interpreted as "The land of Kaleva" or "Kalevia".

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