Art Walk. Janis Rozentāls: The Dance of Life
The Kumu Art Museum offers you a great opportunity to spend your leisure time in a vibrant artistic space. On the last Sunday of every month, we offer a special drop-in guided tour that will introduce one of our latest exhibitions. Through our museum mediators, you can gain deeper insight into art and history.
Janis Rozentāls: The Dance of Life
From folk life scenes to Symbolistic visions, in an exhibition of the most popular and versatile Latvian artist of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, Janis Rozentāls (1866–1916), the spirit of the era merges with his own “dance of life”. The first ever Janis Rozentāls’ exhibition in Estonia has been organised in cooperation with the Latvian National Museum of Art and marks the 155th anniversary of the birth of the artist.
Regarded as one of the most influential Latvian cultural figures of his time, Janis Rozentāls was open to the various innovations offered by modern Western European artistic trends – Impressionism, Art Nouveau and Symbolism – which appeared in the local art scene. Through his diverse activities, which encompassed painting, graphics, photography, applied art and art criticism, he introduced new ideas that were in tune with both the tendencies of the age and the Latvian national awakening.