Publications by Kadriorg Art Museum 2012

Russian Art from the Collections of the Baltic Countries

2012 vene kunst baltimaade kogudestEdited by Tiina Abel and Aleksandra Murre
Texts by Tiina Abel, Aleksandra Murre, Ksenija Rudzīte, Irēna Buzhinska, Dalia Tarandaitė and Zhivilė Ambrasaitė
Designed by Andres Tali
264 pp.
In Estonian, Russian and English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kumu Art Museum, Kadriorg Art Museum
Tallinn 2012

ISBN 978-9949-485-10-9

An exhibition held at the Kumu Art Museum and Kadriorg Art Museum in 2012 – “Russian Art from the Collections of the Baltic Countries” – introduced a large selection of Russian art from the late 19th century and early 20th century from Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian museums. The book that accompanied the exhibition introduces the Russian art collections from the Baltics and treats both the renowned peredvizhniki from Russian realist art circles – Ivan Kramskoy, Ilya Repin, Ivan Shishkin and Vassili Perov – as well as art from the “silver era”: Russian impressionism and the work of artists from the group Mir Iskusstva and Jack of Diamonds. The book also contains biographical data on better-known Russian artists and offers a brief overview of major Russian art movements, institutions and groups.

The Art of the Low Countries at the Kadriorg Art Museum

2012 madalmaade kunst kadrioru kunstimuuseumisEdited by Greta Koppel
Texts by Anu Allikvee, Juta Keevallik, Greta Koppel, Everhard Korthals Altes, Fred G. Meijer and Natasja Peeters
Consultant: Juta Keevallik
Designed by Andres Tali
320 pp.
In Estonian and English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kadriorg Art Museum
Tallinn 2012

ISBN 978-9949-485-08-6

Richly illustrated book contains a thorough examination of the Art Museum of Estonia’s collection of art from the Low Countries in the Kadriorg Art Museum. The principal part of the book is comprised of scholarly catalogues of the painting and graphic arts collections of the Kadriorg Art Museum, which provide new information about the authorship of the works, as well as the models for the works and their history. The section that precedes the catalogues includes articles by Estonian and foreign authors, which provide close-up views and external views of the local art collections and the tradition of art collecting, as well as studies of the local works within the broader arena of art history related to Netherlandish and Flemish art. As such, the work reveals the local and international meanings of the Kadriorg Art Museum’s collection of art from the Low Countries.