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Children of the Flowers of Evil. Estonian Decadent Art

Children of the Flowers of Evil. Estonian Decadent Art

Time: 09.09.17–25.02.18  10:00–18:00
Location: Kumu exhibition spaces

Treasury of Estonian Art
3rd floor

“Do you remember the thing we saw, my soul, that summer morning, so beautiful, so soft: at a turning in the path, a filthy carrion, on a bed sown with stones” (Ch. Baudelaire trans. Jack Collings Squire).

Through the ages, along with everything beautiful, artists and writers have been captivated by ugliness and depravity. The darker side of life fascinated the legendary poet Charles Baudelaire. His morbid, but elegant world of thoughts and feelings inspired Estonian artists in the early 20th century.

Curator: Lola-Annabel Kass

Eduard Wiiralt. Artist. 1917. Art Museum of Estonia