What if the Devil painted the Moon pitch black? The Moon Painters, (also Painting the Moon) a 19th-century Estonian folk tale retold by the Estonian-American writer Selve Maas, tells the story of the creation of the world when the Creator hung a huge ball of gold in the sky to light up the Earth at night. This displeased the Devil (or Vanapagan), for he needed the darkness to accomplish his work of enslaving the souls.
An open international art competition is under way in relation to the construction of the new annex for the National Museum of Finland. A webinar was broadcast in December, presenting the specifications and objectives of the competition. A recording of the webinar is now available.
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An open international art competition will be held as part of the project to construct an annex to the National Museum of Finland. The purpose of the competition is to solicit ideas for a work of art to be sited in the new annex, whose estimated completion date is 2027. The art competition is being organised by the State Art Commission under the auspices of the Finnish National Gallery and in cooperation with the National Museum of Finland, Senate Properties and the Finnish Heritage Agency.