The President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid on Saturday 6 May at 10.30 will visit the exhibition “Visions from the North. Estonian painting from the Enn Kunila collection, 1910 – 1940 “in progress at the Museo Novecento in Florence until May 21; the mayor of Florence Dario Nardella will welcome it. The President, in the city these days, will not miss the opportunity to see up close, together with a delegation from her country, the exhibition that brought the masterpieces of the Baltic twentieth century to the city for the first time.
“Visions from the North” is in fact an unpublished selection from Enn Kunila’s art collection, one of the largest collections of modern painting in northeastern Europe. Curated by the art historian Eero Epner, it presents paintings that trace the origins and developments of modernity in Estonia, recounting the atmospheres, colors and landscapes of artists such as Ants Laikmaa, Elmar Kits, Villem Ormisson, Endel Kõks, Nikolai Triik and Herbert Lukk. Particular attention is paid to Konrad Mägi (1878-1925), considered the first painter of Estonian modernity. The exhibition is promoted by the Municipality of Florence, with the organization and coordination of Mus.e and the fundamental collaboration of the Italy-Estonia Association.