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Haus Gallery 29.11.2018-29.12.2018

Vive Tolli

Always Yours, Vive Tolli

An exhibition of Vive Toll’s enchanting graphic art – with the motifs of the works including international, situational, urbanistic as well as mythological scenes – is open on Haus Gallery’s personal exhibition floor. The exhibition pays homage to Vive Tolli’s 90th birthday.

The focus of the exhibition is the creative period stretching from the 1960s to the 1990s, with several of the completed works from that period having attained legendary status, and all of the works remaining timeless and elegantly compelling, even today. Vive Tolli’s style is considered to be poetic, which is also reflected at this exhibition, regardless of whether the topic is socialist realism in working life or during rest, St. John’s Day or a wedding day, rowanberry beaches or stone cities, a dreamlike life underwater or above. While the anniversary exhibition currently on display in the gallery of the National Library of Estonia is comprised, for the most part, of book illustrations and bookplates, Vive Tolli’s brilliant talent is on display at the Haus Gallery exhibition in modern form and large format.

Vive Tolli is the Grand Old Lady of graphic art in Estonia, an eye-catching 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 boundary of time. Technically perfect sheets are, on the one hand, incredibly artistic, and on the other hand, use meaningful 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 (1928) began studying ceramics at the Tallinn State Institute of Applied Arts in 1947, later studying graphic art at the Estonian State Art Institute. She has worked as a freelance artist, book illustrator and teacher. She is an honorary member of the Finnish Kalevala Society Foundation. She is a recipient of the Kristjan Raud Art Award (1978), the Jaan Jensen Award (1985), the Wiiralt Award (1998), and recipient of the Republic of Estonia 75th anniversary medal of commendation (1993). This century she has been presented with the Order of the White Star, 3rd class (2001) and an award from the Estonian National Culture Foundation (2008).

In addition to the freshly framed works presented on the gallery walls there is also available a selection of unframed graphics in smaller formats - a good chance to make a meaningful present.

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Pillab kive
Vive Tolli
Pillab kive
1991. Etching Plm 13 x 12.5 cm (not framed)
price 140
Müütiline
Vive Tolli
Müütiline
2007. etching plm 22.5 x 26.5 cm (not framed)
price 160
Meditatsioon III
Vive Tolli
Meditatsioon III
1995. etching plm 19 x 17.5 cm (not framed)
price 120
Merel
Vive Tolli
Merel
1956. eau forte plm 14 x 24 cm (not framed)
price 400
Nimeta
Vive Tolli
Nimeta
1980-1990. drawing lm 23 x 21 cm (not framed)
price 255
(sold)Muinasjutt. Mõõk
Vive Tolli
Muinasjutt. Mõõk
1980. drawing lm 23 x 21 cm (not framed)
price 255
Kaar
Vive Tolli
Kaar
1992. etching plm 15 x 13 cm (not framed)
price 83
(sold)Puri
Vive Tolli
Puri
1995. etching plm 9 x 8 cm (not framed)
price 64
Tüdi Juuli kibe viha õunapuu
Vive Tolli
Tüdi Juuli kibe viha õunapuu
1960. etching 30 x 35 cm (framed)
price 700
(sold)Lahkuv järv
Vive Tolli
Lahkuv järv
1967. etching 58 x 49 cm (framed)
price 1 400
(sold)Ükssarv
Vive Tolli
Ükssarv
2000. km 14 x 12 cm (not framed)
price 130
(sold)Kummarduv kodurahu ingel
Vive Tolli
Kummarduv kodurahu ingel
2003. km 14 x 13 cm (not framed)
price 120
Nukk
Vive Tolli
Nukk
1987. km 13 x 9 cm (not framed)
price 170
(sold)Tallinn
Vive Tolli
Tallinn
undated. km 10 x 10 cm (not framed)
price 90
(sold)Pilvede vaatajad
Vive Tolli
Pilvede vaatajad
undated. km 16 x 16 cm (framed)
price 250
(sold)Kandlemängija
Vive Tolli
Kandlemängija
undated. km 6 x 6 cm (not framed)
price 60
(sold)Küüslauk
Vive Tolli
Küüslauk
2000. km 15 x 12 cm (not framed)
price 130
(sold)Lapse sünd
Vive Tolli
Lapse sünd
1970. km 14 x 12 cm (not framed)
price 100
(sold)Daam tiigri ja koeraga
Vive Tolli
Daam tiigri ja koeraga
undated. km 11 x 10 cm (not framed)
price 90
(sold)Läheb ära
Vive Tolli
Läheb ära
1983. km 14 x 12 cm (not framed)
price 120
(sold)Serenaad
Vive Tolli
Serenaad
1971. km 31 x 30 cm (framed)
price 400
(sold)Kuu
Vive Tolli
Kuu
1982. etching km 23 x 22 cm (framed)
price 400
(sold)Linn
Vive Tolli
Linn
undated. etching km 30.7 x 29.5 cm (framed)
price 500
(sold)Muhu poiss
Vive Tolli
Muhu poiss
1960. km 25 x 29 cm (framed)
price 400
(sold)Lapse pesu / Õhtu
Vive Tolli
Lapse pesu / Õhtu
1961. etching km 35 x 30 cm (not framed)
price 500
(sold)Saaremaa talgud
Vive Tolli
Saaremaa talgud
1960. km 37 x 43 cm (framed)
price 470
(sold)Suur kadakas
Vive Tolli
Suur kadakas
1965. etching km 46 x 49 cm (framed)
price 800
(sold)Kivine linn
Vive Tolli
Kivine linn
1965. km 35 x 37 cm (framed)
price 500
Rannapihlakad
Vive Tolli
Rannapihlakad
1964. km 34 x 37 cm (framed)
price 600
(sold)November - hingede aegu
Vive Tolli
November - hingede aegu
1968. km 45 x 55 cm (framed)
price 660
Loss järve põhjas
Vive Tolli
Loss järve põhjas
1968. km 49 x 53 cm (framed)
price 900
Rändjärv
Vive Tolli
Rändjärv
1967. km 49 x 54 cm (framed)
price 1 100
(sold)Pirita, armu ja aupaiste värav
Vive Tolli
Pirita, armu ja aupaiste värav
1982. km 48 x 50 cm (framed)
price 700
Neljapäev
Vive Tolli
Neljapäev
1982. etching km 51 x 51 cm (framed)
price 930
Enne Jaani
Vive Tolli
Enne Jaani
1983. km 50 x 52 cm (framed)
price 1 000
Teine mäng
Vive Tolli
Teine mäng
1986. etching km 63 x 50 cm (framed)
price 1 200
(sold)Koterman
Vive Tolli
Koterman
1982. km 49 x 51 cm (framed)
price 700
Ebamõrsja
Vive Tolli
Ebamõrsja
1984. km 62 x 50 cm (framed)
price 1 200
(sold)Vana ballaad
Vive Tolli
Vana ballaad
1970. km 55 x 49 cm (framed)
price 1 200
(sold)Nimeta I
Vive Tolli
Nimeta I
1982. 23 x 20 cm (framed)
price 300