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Vive Tolli

1928 - 2020

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.

Artworks

Gardener
Vive Tolli Gardener 1966. Etching, colored Plm 49 x 50 cm (framed) price 1 100
Inequality
Vive Tolli Inequality 1963. Etching Km 59 x 51 cm (framed) price 1 200
Evi
Vive Tolli Evi 1964. etching 28 x 22 cm (framed) price 500
Collector (for Jakob Hurt)
Vive Tolli Collector (for Jakob Hurt) 1989. Etching, colored Plm 69 x 51 cm (framed) price 1 100
Everything into the Winds 22/50
Vive Tolli Everything into the Winds 22/50 undated. Etching 12 x 10 cm (not framed) price 400
Everything into the Winds 23/50
Vive Tolli Everything into the Winds 23/50 1984. Etching 12 x 10 cm (not framed) price 400
Power of Song (For Jakob Hurt)
Vive Tolli Power of Song (For Jakob Hurt) 1989. Etching, colored Plm 69 x 51 cm (framed) price 1 100
Town
Vive Tolli Town 1977. Etching 41.5 x 36 cm (not framed) price 650
Loss järve põhjas
Vive Tolli Loss järve põhjas 1968. Etching Km 49 x 53 cm (framed) price 900
Meditation IV
Vive Tolli Meditation IV 1995. Etching Km 19 x 17 cm (not framed) price 200
Nimeta
Vive Tolli Nimeta 1980-1990. drawing lm 23 x 21 cm (not framed) price 300
Näitemäng I 24/35
Vive Tolli Näitemäng I 24/35 1976. Etching Plm 33.5 x 33.2 cm (not framed) price 650
Ruhnu Church
Vive Tolli Ruhnu Church 1963. Etching Plm 17 x 16.6 cm (not framed) price 500
Rändjärv
Vive Tolli Rändjärv 1967. Etching Km 49 x 54 cm (framed) price 1 100
Greenhouse
Vive Tolli Greenhouse 1977. Etching, colored Plm 47.5 x 49 cm (framed) price 1 100
View from the Tower
Vive Tolli View from the Tower 1984. Etching Plm 51.5 x 52 cm (not framed) price 650
Old Zither
Vive Tolli Old Zither 1989. Etching, colored Km 63.5 x 48.5 cm (framed) price 1 100
Old Zither 26/50
Vive Tolli Old Zither 26/50 1989. Etching Km 66 x 50 cm (framed) price 750
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