A Tallinn artist's brush with greatness

  • 1999-07-29
  • By Anna Hanks
Colorful and accomplished Estonian artist Juri Arrak explains the ethics behind the easel to Anna Hanks.It is the colors you notice first. Intense reds, bright blues, vivid yellows and deep pinks. Then it is the animals that catch your eye: foxes, fish, eagles, lions and dragons. Some of these animals are menacing, some powerful yet benign. Some half-human. The world as it exits in Juri Arrak's paintings is both familiar and unsettling. Many of the animals have two eyes on the same side of their head, because Arrak thinks that a more emotional impact is achieved by showing both eyes togethe...
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