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Vive Tolli is the Grand Old Lady of graphic art in Estonia, a remarkable graphic artist and teacher, whose stylised and nuance-rich creations and technical skills in graphic art have influenced the development of the entirety of Estonia’s graphic arts. Her creations have spoken to people since the 1950s in a language of symbols that transcends the boundaries of time. Technically perfect graphic sheets are, on the one hand, incredibly artistic, and on the other hand, meaningful in motifs from folk art. Above all, she has delved into the interpretation of folklore and mythology; her ‘handwriting’ includes the stylisation and utilisation of ethnographic notes and patterns. Vive Tolli’s style is considered to be poetic regardless of whether the topic is socialist-realism in working life, St. John’s Day or a wedding day, rowanberry beaches or stone cities, a dream-like life underwater or above.
To see more artworks from the author take a look at the selection at Online Arthaus.