Mare Vint’s drawings through five decades on view at the Adamson-Eric Museum

Art Museum of Estonia
Adamson-Eric Museum

Press Release no. 106
6 November 2012

As of 10 November, visitors are invited to the Adamson-Eric Museum to view Mare Vint. Drawings Through Five Decades. The selection of works at the exhibition focuses on Mare Vint’s drawings, more than half of which are earlier works from the Art Museum of Estonia’s collection. Her recent works, which include drawings using coloured pencils and ink on canvas, are also on display. The exhibition vividly highlights the evolution of Mare Vint’s sensitive sense of colour and searches for spiritual balance. The exhibition is accompanied by educational and public programmes.

“Mare Vint’s works have a philosophical texture and deal with independent ethnicity, religion and timing,” said Ülle Kruus, the exhibition curator and director of the Adamson-Eric Museum. “The jubilee exhibition reveals the developmental path of the renowned artist’s inner creative nature, which is supported by dedication and perseverance.”

At the end of the series of Mare Vint’s jubilee exhibitions, the Adamson-Eric Museum will display a selection of her drawings: lucid messages in the most sensitive figurative language, which, with their characteristically minimalist approach, seem almost to be a style prototype.

Since 1966, Indian ink and coloured pencils have been faithful companions to the artist and have helped to visualise her inspiring and expansive mental world. In the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s, a characteristic trait emerged in her oeuvre: the contrast of black and white in her drawings, where colour is merely an essence, only provisional and used just for highlighting.

In the following decade, contrasting surfaces were supplemented with half-shades of grey that enhance the viewer’s imaginative approach to her works. The context of landscape and park motifs widened, and echoes of images experienced while travelling and systematised sets of impressions were added to works.

Mare Vint’s picture space from the 1980s and 1990s takes the viewer on a journey through gardens, parks and towns, as well as through times and eras. The filigrees of lines, dots, rhythms and open surfaces of crystallised motifs, as well as the timeless message of her multi-layered content, give each generation new opportunities for interpretation.

The designer of the exhibition is Andres Tolts, the graphic designer is Tuuli Aule and the exhibition master is Uve Untera.

The Adamson-Eric Museum thanks the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and Estonian National Culture Foundation.

Mare Vint. Drawings Through Five Decades will be open at the Adamson-Eric Museum until 17 March 2013.

More information:

Mare Vint
Tel. 503 7628

Ülle Kruus
Exhibition curator
Tel. 5343 9678
Adamson-Eric Museum
Lühike jalg 3, Tallinn