The sculpture forms a small but important section of the Kadriorg Art Museum’s collection of foreign art and has rarely been displayed to the public.
In the new storage space visible on the ground floor of the museum, visitors can discover works of art from the collection of sculptures from Western Europe and Russia, including more than 250 works dating from the 18th to 20th centuries. Most of the collection consists of copies of classical sculptures and works of art from Soviet Russia. There are portraits and examples of figurative and decorative sculpture.
“One of the most important goals of the museum is to present its collections to the general public and thus ensure public access to the valuable cultural heritage. The Kadriorg Art Museum is expanding by making its collection permanently visible small but exciting and diverse sculpture collection,” said Aleksandra Murre, director of the Kadriorg Art Museum.
Curator, sculptor and curator of the exhibition, Maria Väinsar, said that “the new exhibition in the visible gallery is supported by explanatory texts not only on the works of art and their authors, but also on the techniques and the materials used, and the state of conservation of these works of art.”
Väinsar added that almost all traditional sculpting materials are represented in the museum’s relatively small collection, such as bronze, plaster, marble and other rocks. “As the works on display can now be inspected closely, the observant visitor may notice the joints on the bronze castings, the differences between polished and frosted marble, or the subtle nuances of color in the patina of the bronze, and much more. .”
The museum caters specifically for visually impaired people, who can best enjoy three-dimensional art. In the routes designed for them, participants can touch the sculptures, while regular visitors are always invited to limit themselves to the sole observation of art objects.
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