Exhibitions 2008

Yearning for the Mountains. Swiss Landscapes in the Baltic Art

The exhibition “Yearning for the Mountains” illustrates the drawing trips of Baltic artists to Switzerland in the second half of the 18th century and the early 19th century. This was a period when the homeland of Wilhelm Tell was regarded as the citadel of freedom and its picturesque mountainscapes inspired artists and writers. Switzerland became an ideal – a measure, against which the beauty of Estonian and Livonian nature and local social conditions were compared to.