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07.05.2012Exhibition of Dutch and Belgian art from the Romantic Period at Kumu until 26 August 2012

Exhibition of Dutch and Belgian art from the Romantic Period at Kumu until 26 August 2012

Kumu Art Museum invites you to the exhibition A Romantic View. 19th Century Dutch and Belgian Paintings from the Rademakers Collection. The 70 paintings displayed at the exhibition provide an excellent overview of almost all the 19th century art genres: genre painting, cityscapes, seascapes, portraits and mysterious moonlit landscapes. The exhibition is accompanied by a newspaper in Estonian and English.

The paintings that comprise the Belgian collector Jef Rademakers’s collection have been displayed at the State Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, at the Koekkoek-Haus in Kleve, and elsewhere.

The former TV producer Jef Rademakers’s painting collection contains more than a hundred works of art created by Dutch and Belgian artists in the years 1806–1870. The lion’s share of the paintings, however, are from the period 1840–1855, when the Romantic approach to nature was intertwined with the lifestyle of the post-Napoleonic Biedermeier era, which valued domesticity and family. Rademakers owns outstanding examples from the oeuvre of Basile de Loose, Bart van Hove, Barend Cornelis Koekkoek and the latter’s students: Jacob Abels, Andreas Schelfhout, Petrus van Schendel and others.

More information available here.

Free entrance to KUMU with Tallinn Card.
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