Classical Modernism

Dace Lamberga “Classical Modernism. Early 20th Century Latvian Painting”

By the time of the First World War, when modernist phenomena first emerged in Latvia, the avant-garde movements had already become established as a vivid element of Western consciousness. Although chronologically belated in this context, the Latvian version may be regarded as equalling in professional terms the output of other countries and constitutes an essential strand within the historical process of European culture.