This publication accompanies the exhibition ,,Pallas 100. The Art School and It’s legend” at the Tartu Art Museum 24.05.2019-27.10.2019.
Publication and the exhibiton were created for the 100th anniversary of the Art School of the Pallas Art Society, which in 1924 became the Pallas Higher Art School and is commonly called just Pallas. With the creation of Pallas, European modernist artistic innovations established themselves in Estonia and influenced the local art life over its 25 years of existence. The oeuvre of the teachers and students of Pallas became cornerstones of Estonian artistic heritage. In 1924–1943, 90 artists graduated from Pallas: 61 were painters, 17 graduated as sculptors and 12 as printmakers.
The subtitle of the exhibition, The Art School and Its Legend, indicates how the image of the art school has developed and what the word “Pallas” symbolises today for different people in Estonian art and culture. The exhibition, which covers three floors, is divided into sub-themes that introduce the history of the Pallas Art School, as well as contemporary viewpoints on the school.
Published by: Tartu Kunstimuuseum
Compilers/Editors: Joanna Hoffmann, Hanna-Liis Kont
Texts: Tiina Abel, Joanna Hoffmann, Hanna-Liis Kont, Eha Komissarov, Ago Pajur, Tiiu Talvistu
Graphic design: Valter Jakovski
Translator: Peeter Talvistu
Proofreaders: Richard Adang, Anti Saar
Format: soft cover
Language: estonian, english
Measures: 20,5 x 26 cm
Price: 20 eur