Monday, 13 February 2012
A milk cow and her boy
I've loved this painting by Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) from Finland for the longest time, and now I have my own copy thanks to this postcard. It was painted in 1885 before Gallen-Kallela moved to Nairobi, Kenya with his parents. He produced a large number of paintings there but returned to Finland for a few years before spending some time in Taos, New Mexico.
The painting brings back many memories for me Those days are long gone but I am left with the memories all the same.