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Lilian Mosolainen

Lilian Mosolainen (1961) appeared in Estonian art life on the wave of late 1980s neo-expressionism as a member of the initial nucleus of Group T, reintroducing powerful animism and androgynous eroticism into Estonian art, the earlier manifestations of which played a significant role in the Young Estonia movement. Mirjam Peil: To her fellow fighters, expressionism remained just a phase, whereas Lilian Mosolainen has contributed to intense expressionism and emotionality throughout her creative life. Many art historians have pointed out the split structures of her paintings, dialogues between drawing and colour, complementing and opening up one another, seemingly independent. In her paintings, Lilian Mosolainen forcefully tackles charged existential themes, seeing human life as a cycle of nature and perceiving death as part of life.


A messenger of joy  
Seventh Heaven 1.  
Release Your Delicate wild Animal  
The Fruits Ripen in the Dream Tree  
Return of the Prodigal Son  
Relieve my heartache  
Silence My Heart II  
Six-Handed Goddess