The art exhibition Visioni dal nord. Pittura Estone dalla collezione Enn Kunila, 1910-1940 / Visions from the North. Estonian Painting from Enn Kunila’s Collection, 1910-1940 is opened at the Museo Novecento in Florence, Italy from 4 March until 21 May 2017.
A total of 33 works by 16 artists are on display. Among them are works by Konrad Mägi, Ants Laikmaa, Nikolai Triik, Villem Ormisson, Herbert Lukk and Elmar Kits. The main emphasis is on ten paintings by Konrad Mägi and especially his works with Italian themes. The exhibitions theme artwork is Konrad Mägi’s painting from 1922-23 Capri motiiv (Capri Motif).
Konrad Mägi and Ants Laikmaa have returned once again to Italy, this time to Florence, the city of art where the concentration of art is immeasurable; where the world famous Uffizi Gallery is located; where art’s greats such as Raphael, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci have worked.
The exhibition is accompanied by a 130 page catalogue that contains reproductions of the paintings on display at the exhibition and essays on the art of the early 20th century and the creative work of Konrad Mägi by the exhibition’s curator Eero Epner, the Italian art critic Arnaldo Colasanti, the art historian Liis Pählapuu from the Estonian Museum of Art, and Museo Novecento’s Scientific Director Valentina Gensini.
The exhibition’s curator and the author of its catalogue is the art historian Eero Epner. The exhibition’s designer is the artist Tõnis Saadoja. The designer of the catalogue and of the promotional materials for the exhibition is the designer Tiit Jürna.
The exhibition is also accompanied by a diverse programme. A digital guide introduces Estonian art; several lectures and tours led by curators will be held at the exhibition.