Art & Design in Finland
Helsinki was host city of the United Buddy Bears Exhibition in 2010.
This exhibition featured unique painted Teddy Bears from each country at Senaatintori.
There were Teddy Bears from the UK:
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If you walk around in Helsinki, you may realize that Art Nouveau has a great influence on the architecture.
My favourite building in Helsinki is the Pohjola Insurance Building designed by Eliel Saarinen and built in 1901.
But what is Art Nouveau?
Art Nouveau, also known as Jugendstil (German for 'youth style'), is an international movement and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890–1905).
A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it is characterized by organic, especially floral and other plant-inspired motifs, as well as highly-stylized, flowing curvilinear forms.
Art Nouveau is an approach to design according to which artists should work on everything from architecture to furniture, making art part of everyday life.
Click here to read more about Art Nouveau
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