26.05.2022 18:00

Event overview

Lecture: "The Path of Johann Köler-Viljandi - Professor of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts and Father of Estonian Painting" by Lyubov Nikolaevna Kiseleva (Tartu University).

Date: May 26, 2022, at 18:00
Venue: Narva Castle, Reconditorium Hall
Language: Russian
Format: Lecture
Cost: €5

Tickets are available for pre-sale on the website Fienta.com.

The lecture will be conducted both in-person and via Zoom. Please choose the appropriate option when purchasing tickets for the lecture. Ticket sales for the Zoom lecture end one hour before the event starts.

Лecture by Lyubov Nikolaevna Kiseleva, Professor Emeritus of Russian Literature and longtime Head of the Department of Russian Literature and Slavic Studies at Tartu University. Author of around 200 scholarly works on the history of Russian culture from the late 18th to the 19th centuries, as well as the book "Estonian-Russian Cultural Space" (Estonian edition: Eesti - vene kultuuriruum. Tartu, 2017; Russian edition – Moscow, 2018).

The lecture discusses the remarkable life journey of a peasant boy from a poor hamlet in Viljandi County, who, by his own will and talent, obtained a higher artistic education at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, becoming a renowned artist, a professor at the Academy, and a court painter. Johan Köler (1826-1899) always took pride in his Estonian heritage and considered it his mission to serve his people. His activities within the circle of St. Petersburg Estonian patriots are examined.

This event is part of the lecture series at the Narva Museum. Lectures are held both on-site, in the museum halls, and in the Zoom environment. The link for online participants will be sent to the email address provided during registration one hour before the event.

For additional information, please contact: tel. (+372) 359 9230, info@narvamuuseum.ee