Sirje Helme POPKUNST FOREVER. Estonian Pop Art at the turn of the 1960s-1970s.
Estonian Art Critic Sirje Helme had written:
Aili Vint’s colourful gouaches consciously relate to the Pop Art world, but not only; these works, painted by an artist who has an amazing sense of colour, are on the borderline of Op Art. In Aili Vint’s case, technique should be emphasised – the colour gradations that she achieved can only be painted in gouache. For Aili Vint, most of the criteria for defining Pop Art do not apply, but in her lyrical approach she may be connected with the hippie world, even in the poor local conditions. In a way, bohemia and glamour, and bohemia and construction met in her work.
Estonian Art Critics Ants Juske had written: Soviet Union-Pop did not concentrate on commercial banality, but on the banality which was introduced into Estonian life by the Soviet system.
In writing about the phenomenon, Ene Lamp mentioned the need to quench the thirst for beauty.
1967 - my firsts cheerful gouache paintings
AILI VINT JOY 1967, gouache painting, Tartu Art Museum
AILI VINT Catastrophe 1967, gouache painting