The book accompanies the exhibitions “Lux Aeterna. Italian Art from Lithuanian and Estonian Collections” at the Kadriorg Art Museum (27 September 2014 – 15 March 2015) and “Lux Aeterna. Italian Art from Johannes Mikkel’s Collection” at the Mikkel Museum (27 September 2014 – 1 March 2015). Italy, which is the heart of the antique legacy and Christian cultural history, has enchanted and inspired artists for centuries. Based on antique traditions that were cemented in Renaissance art, Italy was the place where the ideals of beauty and rules of composition developed that reigned throughout Europe until the end of the 19th century. The book deals with the representation of Italian art in Baltic museums and private collections, the development of the collections and their current meaning in the region’s museum landscape.
Compiled by Kerttu Männiste and Anu Allikvee
Edited by Kerttu Männiste
Texts by Kerttu Männiste, Anu Allikvee and Mai Levin
Designed by Peeter Laurits
In Estonian and English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kadriorg Art Museum
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