CURATOR-LED MEDIA TOUR of the exhibition “Ciao! Niklāvs Strunke in Italy. The 1920s”
To mark the opening of the exhibition “Ciao! Niklāvs Strunke in Italy. The 1920s”, the Latvian National Museum of Art cordially invites journalists to join us with Dr. art. Aija Brasliņa for a curator-led media tour of the display on 29 June 2018 at 11.00. Venue: main building of the Latvian National Museum of Art (Riga, Jaņa Rozentāla laukums 1).
Poet Aleksandrs Čaks and other contemporaries credit artist Niklāvs Strunke (1894–1966) with the introduction of the Italian salutation ciao in Riga. While his peers were rushing to Paris, the most famous “Latvian Italian” from 1923 to 1927 lived in Rome, the Island of Capri and Florence, also travelling to Venice, Tuscany, the coast of the Gulf of Naples and Amalfi. In the Eternal City, the pittore lettone, who was captivated by Italy, rented a studio near the Vatican, in Florence – in the old town of Oltrarno, while in Capri he settled on the side of the Marina Grande.