On the Stage and on the Canvas
The exhibition juxtaposes the fine art created by early 20th-century Estonian artists with art created for the theatrical stage. The wish of professional theatres established in the early 20th century to have visually high quality stage sets, and the interest of artists in the modernist and expressionist means of expression that were quickly adopted by theatrical art, encouraged such artists as Roman Nyman, Peet Aren and Henrik Olvi to experiment in this field. The exhibition illustrates how the new movements manifested themselves and if and how the artists’ paintings and theatrical art impacted each other. Curator: Kerttu Männiste.
Peet Aren. Stage design for the August Strindberg’s play The Ghost Sonata. 1923. Art Museum of Estonia