The best photos from the large collection of photographic materials taken for the book Tartu Cathedral. Cathedral. Library. Museum are exhibited in the main stairwell of the University of Tartu museum (25 Lossi Street).
Why display photos of views that everyone can see for themselves at the cathedral? “When we look at something by ourselves we might not perceive or comprehend the whole. The charm of photography is that it communicates things that our eyes may not perceive,“ says Aarne Maasik, the author of the photos. „Another reason why this exhibition is important lies in the cathedral as a structure. The building as a whole is extremely inspiring for a photographer. Although it is the largest medieval church in Estonia, it is still a relatively unknown jewel in the architectural world.”
Arne Maasik is one of the most sought after architectural photographers in Estonia. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in Tallinn, Helsinki, Rome, Venice, Berlin, Moscow and elsewhere. Arne Maasik’s work is characterised by metaphysical undercurrents and muted poetry.
Photographer: Aarne Maasik
Idea: Mariann Raisma
Project managers: Karoliina Kalda, Mariann Raisma
Exhibition craftsmen: Tanel Nõmmik, Marko Nõmmik
We thank the Cultural Endowment of Estonia