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MYTHOS UND ABSTRAKTION: AKTUELLE KUNST AUS ESTLAND/MYTH AND ABSTRACTION: ACTUAL ART FROM ESTONIA/MUUTOS JA ABSTRAKTSIOON: TANAPAEVA KUNST EESTIST. Galerie art-contact, Kunstlerhaus, Badischer Kunstverein and Galerie Rottloff, Karlsruhe, 1992. 280 pp. with 150 ills. (113 col.) and 44 photos of the artists. 27 x 22 cm. LC 92-235793 ISBN 3893090533 Bilingual in German and English; prefatory texts, two essays, commentaries on 26 artists, biographical notes and complete entries also in Estonian.
Documenting a multi-site exhibition of works produced primarily during the past five years by 44 established and emerging Estonian artists, this catalogue features full-page reproductions of nearly 130 paintings, drawings, prints, collages and sculptures, including lyrical geometric and figurative abstractions as well as imagistic compositions reflecting traditional regional motifs. Interviews with two of the featured artists augment numerous brief commentaries and five essays that include an historical overview of Estonian art from the mid-19th century to the present and a discussion of the varied responses of the country's progressive art community to Soviet and Western European influences.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Post-1970 — Several Media
Plans: 02,03,20
Worldwide Number: 023761
Paperbound $50.00    

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