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Beauty of Colours. Golden Age of Estonian Art from the Enn Kunila Collection


The exhibition Beauty of Colours. Golden Age of Estonian Art from the Enn Kunila Collection will be on view at the Estonian National Museum 19 February – 2 October 2022.

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Konrad Mägi’s biggest solo exhibition was opened in Finland


EMMA museum in Espoo, Finland presents the largest exhibition ever by the Estonian modernist Konrad Mägi. Konrad Mägi – The Enigma of Painting transports viewers into the extraordinarily colourist world of this early 20th century modernist.

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Olev Subbi 90. Works from the Collection of Enn Kunila


7 March 2020 marked the passing of 90 years since the birth of the painter Olev Subbi. On this occasion, the artist’s close relatives, friends and admirers of his work gathered in Enn Kunila’s art collection gallery to remember Subbi in the midst of poetry and music, and to enjoy his richly colourful paintings, which radiate beauty, harmony and yearning. ‘Olev Subbi said that birthdays aren’t moving holidays and that’s the reason why we’ve gathered today in the midst of his works,’ said Enn Kunila at the opening of the exhibition.

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An Exhibition of Konrad Mägi’s Works in Turin


The exhibition "Konrad Mägi. The Light of the North" was opened at the Musei Reali in Turin on Friday, 29 November by the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid. This exhibition has been put together jointly by the Art Museum of Estonia, the Musei Reali di Torino and the Konrad Mägi Foundation and it comes at the same time as the passing of one hundred years since Mägi’s trip to Italy.

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The Birth of a Tradition. Exhibition at the Tartu Art Museum


The exhibition "The Birth of a Tradition. The Golden Age of Estonian Art from Enn Kunila’s Collection" has been open since 19 May at the Tartu Art Museum. The exhibition presents classic Estonian art from the 20th century to the public and at the same time constitutes one possible view of Estonian paintings from the first half of the 20th century, bringing into focus Tartu’s meaning as the centre of developments at that time.

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Olev Subbi’s Nudes and Lurich. Exhibition at Kärdla Cultural Centre


The exhibition "Olev Subbi’s Nudes and Lurich from Enn Kunila’s Collection" was opened at Kärdla Cultural Centre on 17 March. Seven nudes by Olev Subbi and Amandus Adamson’s sculpture Tšempion (Champion), completed in 1903, are on display at the exhibition.

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“Joy in the Heart of the City”. Exhibition at the Tallinn Town Hall


Paintings exhibited at the Tallinn Town Hall at the exhibition “Joy in the Heart of the City. Paintings from Enn Kunila’s Collection” originate from the period from 1910 to 1945 (the so-called golden age of Estonian art). The exhibited works are by outstanding masters of colours of Estonian art: Konrad Mägi, Ants Laikmaa, Nikolai Triik, Paul Burman, Ado Vabbe, Herbert Lukk, Villem Ormisson, Elmar Kits and other artists. All of the paintings that will be put on display consider the perception of life common to the auteurs from very different perspectives: the feeling that life is worth living.

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Konrad Mägi’s Solo Exhibition in Rome


The President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid opened a major exhibition of works by Konrad Mägi (1878-1925) on 9 October at the stately Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome. This is the largest exhibition of Konrad Mägi’s works of all time outside of Estonia.

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A new biography of Konrad Mägi, written by Eero Epner, has been published


A new biography of Konrad Mägi (1878-1925), Estonia's most important painter of the 20th century, has been introduced on 22 September in the Atrium of the Kumu Art Museum. The biography has been published in Estonian, English and Italian in parallel to mark the major solo exhibition of Konrad Mägi's works that will be held in Rome at the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (opening on 9 October 2017).

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Exhibition “Northern Summer. Nude Paintings by Olev Subbi” in Kuressaare Castle


Olev Subbi (1930-2013) is Estonia’s most notable painter of nudes – and still this is only the first exhibition of Subbi’s nude paintings. His nudes have always been “present” at previous expositions among other displayed works, where idyllic childhood memories or abstract studies of colour set the tone, but no exhibition devoted to nudes alone has been held before.

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Republic of Estonia 100. Exhibition at the Tallinn Town Hall


The City of Tallinn and the art collector Enn Kunila concluded a cooperation agreement for holding the art exhibition "Joy in the Heart of the City. Paintings from Enn Kunila’s Collection" at the Tallinn Town Hall from 15 February to 1 May 2018. This exhibition will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia and the passing of 100 years since Tallinn became the capital of the Republic of Estonia.

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Exhibition at Hiiumaa Museum’s Pikk Maja (Long House)


The theme work of the exhibition is the first known surviving painting by Konrad Mägi, Ahvenamaa motiiv (Åland Motif) from 1906. It was arguably in the summer of 1906 in Åland that Konrad Mägi started painting for the first time. For years, this painting belonged to the Finnish lady Anni Vesanto, who was Mägi’s supporter and close friend in the initial years of his career as an artist. The painting made its way to Estonia via Bukowski’s auction house in 2013.

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