Art - From the treasury of the Estonian Art Museum

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Reference:
4740352116689
Issue date: 17.11.2017
Designer: Lembit Lõhmus
Number: 668-17.11.17
Stamp zone: Other stamps
Stamp type: Classical
0.65 €
Description

Born in Hiiumaa, Ülo Sooster (1924–1970), whose fate led him to study in Tartu, where he was arrested and sent to Soviet forced labour camp, after which he became one of the central figures in Moscow’s underground art scene, always depicted juniper, fish, and egg as the main motifs of his art. These archetypal motifs of the island’s nature allowed Sooster to delve into the secrets of two-dimensional depiction and the search for the beginning of the universe. Although forest has often been portrayed in Estonian art, Juniper forest (1962) is not quite a traditional nature motif. In this almost symmetrical composition, the forest of junipers becomes a mysterious symbol of the artist’s spirituality. According to Sooster’s good friend Ilja Kabakov, the entire creation of Ülo has mythological roots, and even if the artist wanted to draw the most simple thing, he still ended up creating a cosmic mechanism.

Product Details
4740352116689

Data sheet

Quantity issued
30 000
Perforation
14 x 14
Printer
AS Vaba Maa
Print
offset
Sheets
2 x 4
Size
37.0 x 30.0 mm
Primary theme
culture
Year
2017
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