Love in Strasbourg
June 3 – September 3, 2006
The collection, belonging to Finnish composer Juhani Komulainen, consists of works created in Paris between 1926 and 1934. The greater part of the collection consists of drawings: for instance sketches and studies for such well-known etchings as Mon Paris and Hell, sketches of nudes, fantastic heads, and portraits. Of the latter, special two portraits of Nelly Stulz, who was a prominent personality, artist, and poet, deserve attention.
The importance of the collection consists of unique works that have been unknown to date, but which have strong ties to the well-known portions of Wiiralt’s legacy. It also enlightens the early 1930s, a period that was significant and groundbreaking in Wiiralt’s creative biography.
The exhibition is also accompanied by an illustrated Estonian-, Finnish- and English-language catalog, which contains a list of the exhibited works with a foreword by Juhani Komulainen, text by Mai Levin, and design by Külli Kaats.