Kaljo Põllu. Estonian Landscape
4th floor, A-wing, Cabinet of Prints and Drawings
Kaljo Põllu (1934–2010) was an Estonian artist and major innovator in graphic art from the 1960s to the 1980s. In the 1970s, he created a series of prints called Estonian Landscape, using the intaglio (mezzotint) method. In Põllu’s prints, the landscape image grows into an archetype, by metamorphosing from a realistic motif into a mythological landscape.