Andreas Alariesto (1900–1989) was an innate storyteller. He recorded the vanishing Lappish way of life, historical events and individual people’s fates into his paintings, stories and songs. Stories and songs are coloured by a genuine, local dialect. Lapland, its nature and people glow in a peculiar way in paintings. Depictions are tinged by gentle humour and tradition-respecting attitude towards life.
This book contains Alariesto’s paintings and related stories. Besides, the articles in the book shed light on his life and production from many interesting viewpoints. Alariesto’s art as part of the depiction of the North, his ingenuity as a picture maker, humour as well as a view of the woman and couple relationship are among the topics of the articles.