Exhibition dedicated to the centenary of the Riga group of artists

The works of the members of the Riga group of artists, founded in 1920, reflect a creatively expressive period in the history of Latvian art. In the introduction to the catalog of the first exhibition in 1920, the young artists boldly declared: "We are no longer satisfied with a simple depiction of real nature. All our desires are going straight to the show of personality. Not nature, objective external nature, we want to express in our works now, but our own individual nature, our spiritual essence."

The exhibition reflects the career path of the work of Aleksandra Beļcova, Jānis Cielavs, Ģederts Elias, Jāzeps Grosvalds, Jēkabs Kazaks, Eduards Lindbergs, Jānis Liepiņš, Emīls Melders, Marta Skulme, Oto Skulme, Uga Skulme, Leo, Svans Strulme, Niklāvemsps Erasts Šveics, Valdemārs Tone, Konrāds Ubāns and Sigismunds Vidbergs, who focused on the search for the handwriting of young painters during the First World War, the stylistic manifestations of Cubism and other innovative currents in the 1920s and the transition to a painting-realistic expression in the early 1930s. The exhibition also reflects the activities of the group members between the 1940s and 1960s, both in Latvia and in exile.

Latvian National Museum of Art 16.11.2021 - 02.01.2022
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