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Raoul Kurvitz

Artist's country of origin: Estonia

Raoul Kurvitz (born 1961) started his creative work after graduating from the State Art Institute of the Estonian SSR (currently the Estonian Academy of Arts) in 1984, with a degree in architecture. In 1986, along with his classmate Urmas Muru, Kurvitz formed the Rühm T group. They were soon joined by the architect Peeter Pere and several other artists and creative people. Rühm T called their paintings Cold Expressionism, which lacked passion and were distanced, but were still interventionist. Criticism at that time primarily linked Rühm T’s activities with the concepts of Postmodernism, the Transavantgarde and “expressionist decadence.” 




Twenty girls with buckets in their hands  
200 x 168 cm
Entrance to the gallery of seven halls  
231 x 200 cm
Her innocence Dolores Dei herself  
165.5 x 300 cm

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Borderless Universe in Their Minds: Italian Transavantgarde and Estonian Calm Expressionism

01.12.2023 - 19.05.2024

Kumu Art Museum
2. floor big hall

Valge 1, Tallinn, Estonia

Opening hours: Tue-Wed 10:00 - 18:00 Thu 10:00 - 20:00 Fri-Sun 10:00 - 18:00