1902 - 1977
Koer ja kassid. 1963
lino-cut. plm 18.8 x 23.4 cm (framed)
Animalistics has been one of the favourite subjects of figurative arts since the beginning of times. The reasons have been the most different ones: starting from the depiction of mythological creatures and ending with rustic environmental motifs. Aleksander Mildeberg, one of the most active graphical artists of the 1950ies and 1960ies, has clearly chosen the decorative way. Here the dog and cat symbolize everything positive and happy: warmth of home, cordiality, sincerity. Of smaller importance is not the skillfulness of the sheet, where the artist even more emphasizes with the open and impetuous line, characteristic to lino-cut, and the direct viability of the motif.