Estonian ArtAugust 2018
During our week in Tallinn, we saw lots of interesting art, both old and new. The Kumu Museum, part of the Estonian Museum of Art, mounted a beautiful exhibition of portraits by Renaissance painter Michael Sittow, who was born in Tallinn, trained in Belgium, and worked at royal courts around Europe. Other parts of the Kumu Museum focus on work by Estonian artists during the half-century of Soviet rule (1940-1991), some of whom followed the approved style of socialist realism and others of whom took a more nonconformist approach. Today, artists are still making an impact in Tallinn, turning the Telliskivi neighborhood into a haven for interesting street art.