The exhibition I colori del nord. L’arte estone tra il 1910 ed il 1945 dalla collezione di Enn Kunila / Nordic Colours. Estonian art 1910-1945 from Enn Kunila’s collection is open in the Vittoriano museum complex in Rome from 31 January until 12 February.
The exhibition is comprised of 45 works by 19 Estonian artists, focusing on paintings painted at home and abroad – primarily in Italy. The featured artists include Konrad Mägi, Ants Laikmaa and Nikolai Triik, among others. It is a great pleasure to see the works of Laikmaa and Mägi once again on Italian soil after an interregnum of 90 years.
The works of Konrad Mägi have come in for particular attention. Italian writer and art critic Arnaldo Colasanti said that Mägi’s place was in the art history of Europe as a whole, adding that whenever he painted – even when he ventured out into the world: Rome, Capri or Venice – he always found his own lines, his own unique style and technique, which made well-known painting styles new and original again.
The curator of the exhibition is art historian Eero Epner and the designer is artist Tõnis Saadoja. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue in Italian and English, designed by Tiit Jürna.