Saturday, October 6, 2012

World as seen through the eyes of the Estonian artists

Anu Samarüütel, By the Thames, 2012, acrylic on paper, 21x29cm
Anu Samarüütel, By the Thames, 2012, acrylic on paper, 21 x 29cm


In summer 2012 a new book came out that focused on Estonian artists who have depicted different cities of the world. “ Pintsliga tõmmatud linnad” or "Global Estonia" is compiled and written by 2 Estonians, Andres Eilart and Aavo Kokk, published by Hea Lugu.

The book contains works throughout 20th and 21 century, bringing together the most famous names in Estonian art and those who are not that well known.

I had an honour to have my artwork included in this book. I painted a small scale cityscape of East London riverside, with boats floating in Thames and modernised warehouses in the background.


Here is a selection of the pages. Every artwork is accompanied by an article about the artist, also giving a context to the artwork.


Aavo Kokk book "Pintsliga tõmmatud linnad", Anu Samarüütel painting
Anu Samarüütel, By the Thames, 2012 (London, UK)
 


Aavo Kokk book "Pintsliga tõmmatud linnad", artwork Märt Laarman
Märt Laarman, Köln, 1923 (Cologne, Germany)


Aavo Kokk book "Pintsliga tõmmatud linnad", artwork Otto Paju
Otto Paju, Ruins, 1996 (Rakvere, Estonia)


 Aavo Kokk book "Pintsliga tõmmatud linnad", painting John Smith
John Smith, Marko and Kaido, 2002 (Rapla, Estonia)
John Smith was a collaborative project by Kaido Ole and Marko Mäetamm. That project was shown at 50th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy 


Aavo Kokk book "Pintsliga tõmmatud linnad", August Künnapu painting
August Künnapu, Õismäe lapsed 2004 (Tallinn, Estonia)



Aavo Kokk book "Pintsliga tõmmatud linnad", Anna Litvinova painting
Anna Litvinova, Talveaed, 2007 ( San Fransisco, USA)