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Our Lady - An Estonian, 2018


Watercolour on canvas

The artist´s comment on the artwork:

“The work “Our Lady – An Estonian” is an attempt to imagine one of my favorite images in art in a situation more intimate and understandable for me. On my trip to Slovakia a few years ago, I was completely captivated by the images of autodidactic wooden sculptures of Our Lady, which embodied for me a naive, touching purity and a hidden inner strength and beauty at the same time. I wanted to put this image into various everyday situations, to make it closer and more understandable to all of us. In this case – to imagine Our Lady being an Estonian.”


The artwork is participating in MyEstonia? competition
'My Estonia?' calls for reflections on Estonia through the eyes of foreigners. For some participants, Estonia might be a chapter of their lives, for others it may evoke more arbitrary associations or Malevich “Black Square” type of interpretations - all in all, the competition looks for a wide array of playful approaches.

A selection of works from the competition participated in  ArtVilnius ´18 on 7-9 June 2018. 
Online voting to identify the winner of the Public Choice Award took place at art platform from 28 June until 12 July. See all participating artworks and the results of the competition HERE!

NB! As the purpose of the competition is not commercial, the participating artworks are not sold through NOAR. Nevertheless, prices are indicated as in case you would purchase any of the artworks, we are happy to put you in touch with the artist to agree on terms of purchase, delivery, etc.

More art by this artist


Jezus with His Mom  
Our Lady and Comb Honey  
Our Lady in Knight's Hat  
Our Lady in Youth  
Our Lady on Ultramarine Background  
Our Lady on Yellow Background  


Our Lady and Comb Honey (Part 2)  


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