Nelly Drell



"SEASONS OF PIRITA"
19.April 2013 - 31.May 2013
Tallinn TV Tower, Kloostrimetsa tee 58 A



Nelly Drell, who has lately been painting mostly figure compositions, is presenting a selection of nature paintings inspired by her home place Pirita.

Her self-searching in colours and shapes, but also the desire to avoid getting stuck in  painting figures has led the artist to return to depicting nature.  Nelly Drell’s artist identity as elicitated several times is based on the classical painting school, which she, as an exception among Estonian artists acquired in New York Academy of Art – the stronghold of conventional good taste and canon of beauty.

The artist chose Pirita for the subject of her paintings, because she has lived here for a long time, the place is close to her heart and enjoyable every season. Therefore the themes of the artworks are also seasonal – the sea in summer, coastal landscape in autumn, snowy ski tracks in winter and a monastery garden in spring.

Nelly Drell says that the process of finding herself through nature, which  lasted approximately a year and a half, has now fulfilled its purpose. She is painting with a new zeal, a palette richer by mystical tones and a constantly changing language of form inspired by nature. The artist says that first of all the exhibition is for those who are attracted by the genuine beauty of nature and, of course, for those who like Pirita.

At the same time as the exhibition in the TV Tower, Nelly Drell’s artwork can be seen at the current spring exhibition of Estonian Artists' Associations's in Tallinn Art Hall.

The exhibition was created in cooperation with Tallinn TV Tower and Vaal Gallery.

The exhibition will continue until 31th of May, every day from 10.00 to 23.00



"Miidurand I"

2011
oil
canvas
100x150cm
"Miidurand II"

2012
oil
canvas
100x150cm
"River and Monastery"

2012
oil
canvas
100x150cm
"Speedway"

2012
oil
canvas
50x100cm
"Weekend"

2011
oil
canvas
65x80cm
"Dance of Seagulls"

2011
oil
canvas
100x150cm
"Cutting the Ice"

2011
oil
canvas
75x115cm
"Evening view on a river"

2012
oil
canvas
120x120cm
"Sunset"

2012
oil
canvas
100x120cm
"Guard"

2011
oil
canvas
60x150cm
"View from seawall"

2012
oil
canvas
50x50cm
"View across the river"

2012
oil
canvas
50x50cm
"Old valley"

2012
oil
canvas
40x50cm
"Wintry port"

2012
oil
canvas
40x50cm
"Springlike riverside"

2012
oil
canvas
50x70cm
"Lonely Tree on a Glade"

2012
oil
canvas
50x60cm
"Beach in Winter"

2012
oil
canvas
50x50cm
"River in Winter"

2012
oil
canvas
81x100cm
"Skiers I"

2013
oil
canvas
100x120cm
"Sail on Ice"

2011
oil
canvas
60x150cm
"Swans"

2012
oil
canvas
81x100cm
"Stony Beach"

2012
oil
canvas
50x50cm
"Yaht on the Gulf of Tallinn"

2012
oil
canvas
100x120cm
"Harbour"

2011
oil
canvas
90x150cm
"Fisherman"

2012
oil
canvas
50x100cm
"Reflection"

2012
oil
canvas
100x150cm


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