"Kadriorg Palace 1 - Art in Splendour" Kadriorg Palace - Art Museum Tip by mightywease

Kadriorg Palace - Art Museum, Tallinn: 19 reviews and 51 photos

  Kadriorg Palace
by mightywease

, built by Peter the Great for his wife Catherine, provides an opulent backdrop to much of Estonia’s Foreign Art Collection.

The galleries contain paintings, prints and sculpture by mainly Flemish, Dutch and Russians artists of the 16th -19th century and include works by Breughel the Younger and Cranach. There are some excellent portraits by Anton Graff and an interesting room dedicated to 19th century views of Tallinn. As the information plaques explained these were produced almost as equivalents to today’s postcards, souvenirs for the more well-heeled visitor.

Also impressive are the Russian realist pictures - such as "A Soldier’s Tale" by Ilja Repin and Ivor Shisnkin's "The Pine Forest" - which have a very earthy, tactile feel to them.

There was also a small but interesting temporary exhibition about copies of Masterpieces - not fakes but copies made, again, as a kind of souvenir or as a tribute to the original artist or practice for an apprentice painter.

Information plaques, in Estonian and English, are found in each room and the exhibits themselves are well labelled.

The Palace is open 10.00am-5.00pm closed Mondays May-September and both Monday and Tuesday October-April.

Address: Weizenbergi 37
Directions: Take Tram No. 3 to Kadriog then it is a short - and rather pleasant walk
Phone: +372 601 3636
Website: http://www.ekm.ee/kadriorg

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 21, 2006
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