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Lilian Linnaks. Wall plate Pebbles on the Beach. 1972. Aluminium, enamel.
The 1960s were the years of upheaval in Estonian art. New materials and techniques were exposed boldly. In metal art, the artists take a keen interest in aluminium as novel with its natural grey colour, different from that of other metals. The most widely used techniques are based on various contrasts between the lightness/darkness of the aluminium grey; often aluminium is combined with enamel. Aluminium has been consistently used by Lilian Linnaks, Ede Kurrel, Nora Raba, Erik-Arne Uustalu, Enn Johannes and Kai Parts.