Calendars

Art Museum of Estonia 100. 12 Excerpts from Estonian Art History

Calendar 2019
Wall calendar, size: 31,5 × 43,8 cm
The calendars are packed in plastic
In Estonian and English
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia
Tallinn 2018
EAN 4742506005917

Selection of the artworks for the calendar, drawings and graphic design by Urmas Viik

 

 

 

Kaleidoscope of Estonian Art from the Years 1942–1987

72dpi_esikaas_EKM_2017_seinakalender

Calendar 2017
Wall calendar format: 25 × 37 cm
The calendars are packed in plastic
Designed by Tuuli Aule
In Estonian and English
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia
Tallinn 2016
EAN 4742506004934

The Kumu Art Museum, the largest branch of the Art Museum of Estonia, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016. To mark the event, a new permanent exhibition on Estonian art from the Soviet era opened. The 2017 calendar of the Art Museum of Estonia is dedicated to art from the same period: from World War II to the final years of the Soviet rule. There are more works from the Soviet era in the Art Museum of Estonia’s collections (due, in part, to the purchases made by the state at that time) than from any other period, and they provide the material for potentially dozens of interesting and significant exhibitions and catalogues. The permanent exhibition at Kumu aspires to chart the developments and diversity of Soviet-era art without claiming to provide a summary based strictly on art history. The calendar was compiled according to similar principles. It provides a kaleidoscopic selection of Estonian paintings from the period and will therefore be an interesting addition to the museum’s permanent exhibition.

Enchanted by Flowers
72dpi EKM Lillekalender 2016 esikaas

Calendar 2016

Wall calendar format: 31 × 42.3 cm
The calendars are packed in plastic
Designed by Külli Kaats
In Estonian and English
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia
Tallinn 2015
EAN 4742506003593

The 2016 calendar of the Art Museum of Estonia is dedicated to flowers. Beautiful plants have always enchanted artists. In the collections of the Art Museum of Estonia, there are innumerable works of art which depict flowers. A selection of them have been reproduced in this calendar. The foreword to the calendar was written by the renowned Estonian botanist Urmas Laansoo.

 

 

Rode Altarpiece in Close-up
72dpi Niguliste Rode kalender 2016 esikaas

Calendar 2016
Wall calendar format: 20.5 × 41 cm
The calendars are packed in plastic
Designed by Villu Plink
In Estonian and English
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Niguliste Museum
Tallinn 2015
EAN 4742506003159

In 2013 the Art Museum of Estonia started the project “Rode Altarpiece in Close-up”, which concentrates on the research and conservation of the high altar of St Nicholas’ Church, made in the workshop of the Lübeck master Hermen Rode in 1478–1481. The workshop of Hermen Rode (ca 1430–1504) was one of the most prominent in northern Europe, and the works of art that originate from there have been preserved in Germany and in the Nordic countries. The retable of the high altar of St Nicholas’ Church is one of the most magnificent and best preserved late medieval works of art in Europe. It is possible to open and close the wings of the altarpiece, presenting three views, depending on the days of the week and church holidays.

The magnificent iconographic programme has been introduced on the final page of the calendar. The calendar presents a selection of twelve sculptures from the most festive view of the retable of the saints and biblical characters who were highly respected in medieval Tallinn.