Olav Maran

20.10.1933 Tartu

Sügislilled violetis gammas. 1973

Gouache, distemper, cardboard. 71, 5 x 52 cm
price 1 087 (sold)


Olav Maran "Sügislilled violetis gammas"

Olav Maran "Sügislilled violetis gammas"

Olav Maran. Indisputably one of the most outstanding artists of the second half of the 20.century, who is known by art history both as a radical renewer and a creator of old-masters-style of still-lives. Both poles are called extremes and the gap between them is marked with the year 1968, when took place Maran’s deeply internal change. Before that period there were collages and abstract experiments, first surrealistic paintings of the era (in the year 1959!) and indisputable leader’s role in the local modern art. We can claim without an exaggeration that it was Olav Maran, who was able to get started all following innovatory artistic styles. After the year 1968 is talked about old craftmanship – of the traditional still-lives by Maran being “measures of technical perfectness and professionalism”. He starts depicting everyday objects without any interventions, but still his still-lives receive a charge with a religious message.
But is such a gap between two creational poles of such a great importance? Isn’t it so that we can talk simultaneously of the “early” and “late” Maran, about certain mental attitudes and certain “internal states” (Anu Liivak)? Isn’t it so that the so-called “religiosity” that is detected in the artist’s still-lives is not so much connected with a certain religion than it is a certain mental core, the human inheritance, from which everything starts? Being above all possible traits and fashion trends, prohibitions and urgent recommendations, vulgarity and vanity of different eras, Maran is able to pour into his pictures the sublimity and persistency of a certain period.
The current work remains in the breaking stage of the creation of Olav Maran. This an example of the first half of the 1970ies, when people freshly remembered radical experiments, reflecting modestly in idyllic landscapes and still-lives. In this work are in a clear and powerful contact the “early” and “late” Maran, classics of the Estonian modern art of the 20.century and basic traits of the human culture. “Sügislilled violetses gammas” from one hand reminds us of a traditional flower painting, but that would not be Olav Maran, if he limited himself with just another bouquet of flowers. Yes, we can see the hand of a master, brilliance and – while quoting art historians – “the yardstick of professionalism”. But the deep internal attitude can be detected clearly. Maran paints without any false posing, regarding of considerably greater importance deeper values, reflecting in everyday life – for example in a bouquet. From another hand Maran uses also here the experience of modern art, experimenting with stylizing of the room and by original interpreting of the harmony of colour compositions that he gave up later. But what he has not given up, is the deep human dimension of paintings. He has not given it up already for decades.

Appearance in auctions

(sold)"> (sold)Metsasiht
Olav Maran
Metsasiht
1966. 50 x 59 cm
HAUS / X AUCTION, 2002 spring Haus Gallery 09.05.2002
1 023
Final price: 1 023
(sold)"> (sold)Sügislilled violetis gammas
Olav Maran
Sügislilled violetis gammas
1973. Gouache, distemper, cardboard 71, 5 x 52 cm
HAUS GALLERY XIIIth ART AUCTION 2003 autumn Haus Gallery 23.10.2003
1 086
Final price: 1 086
(sold)"> (sold)Vaikelu kõrvitsa ja kulbiga
Olav Maran
Vaikelu kõrvitsa ja kulbiga
2002. Oil on canvas 44 x 47 cm
CHARITY AUCTION/2004 Haus Gallery 08.09.2004
959
Final price: 959
Pojengid sinise kastruliga
Olav Maran
Pojengid sinise kastruliga
2002. Oil on canvas 81 x 100 cm
CHARITY AUCTION/2004 Haus Gallery 08.09.2004
1 598
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Rannamaastik
Olav Maran
Rannamaastik
1990. Gouache, tempera 30 x 46 cm (not framed)
CHARITY AUCTION/2005 Haus Gallery 06.09.2005
479
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Vaade Väikselt-Munamäelt
Olav Maran
Vaade Väikselt-Munamäelt
1965. Gouache, tempera 47 x 59 cm
CHARITY AUCTION/2005 Haus Gallery 06.09.2005
575
Final price: 1 742
(sold)"> (sold)Õhtune vaade Otepäält
Olav Maran
Õhtune vaade Otepäält
1961. Oil, paper 42 x 59 cm
CHARITY AUCTION 2005 Haus Gallery 21.09.2005
320
Final price: 1 055
(sold)"> (sold)Vaikelu sinise kastruli ja munaga
Olav Maran
Vaikelu sinise kastruli ja munaga
1997. Oil, canvas 50 x 65 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIII ART AUCTION, 2006 spring. Contemporary art ArtDepoo 18.04.2006
1 662
Final price: 1 662
(sold)"> (sold)Natüürmort kolme õunaga
Olav Maran
Natüürmort kolme õunaga
1963. Oil, paper 59 x 41 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIII ART AUCTION, 2006 spring. Contemporary art ArtDepoo 18.04.2006
1 023
Final price: 1 630
(sold)"> (sold)Loojang Haapsalu lahel
Olav Maran
Loojang Haapsalu lahel
1963. Oil, paper Lm 23 x 36.5 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XX ART AUCTION, 2007 spring. Contemporary Art ArtDepoo 05.04.2007-17.04.2007
639
Final price: 831
(sold)"> (sold)Amarüllised
Olav Maran
Amarüllised
1981-1982. Oil, canvas 81 x 65 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XX ART AUCTION, 2007 spring. Contemporary Art ArtDepoo 05.04.2007-17.04.2007
2 429
Final price: 2 429
Vaade Väikeselt Munamäelt
Olav Maran
Vaade Väikeselt Munamäelt
1965. tempera, paper 47 x 59 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXII ART AUCTION 2008 spring. Contemporary Art Haus Gallery 21.04.2008
1 534
Final price:
Hoov
Olav Maran
Hoov
1958. km 34.8 x 22 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXII ART AUCTION 2008 spring. Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 22.04.2008
256
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Lõuna-Eesti maastik
Olav Maran
Lõuna-Eesti maastik
1964. oil on paper vm 40 x 47 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIV ART AUCTION 2009 spring Haus Gallery 28.04.2009
575
Final price: 575
(sold)"> (sold)Punased amarüllised valgega
Olav Maran
Punased amarüllised valgega
2008. oil on cardboard 56.5 x 50 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIV ART AUCTION 2009 spring Haus Gallery 28.04.2009
1 150
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Vaikelu kolme munaga
Olav Maran
Vaikelu kolme munaga
1986. oil, cardboard 46 x 54 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 01.10.2010-10.10.2010
1 150
Final price:
Heledad roosid
Olav Maran
Heledad roosid
1979. oil on cardboard 44.5 x 35 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 02.05.2011-04.05.2011
895
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Köögivaikelu
Olav Maran
Köögivaikelu
1970. mixed media 54 x 42 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXX ART AUCTION 2011 autumn Haus Gallery 14.10.2011
810
Final price:
Vaikelu kõrvitsa ja greibiga
Olav Maran
Vaikelu kõrvitsa ja greibiga
2006. oil on canvas 65 x 100 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXVI ART AUCTION. 2014 autumn Haus Gallery 06.10.2014
3 400
Final price:
Vaikelu alpikannidega
Olav Maran
Vaikelu alpikannidega
1965. Oil pastel, paper Vm 41 x 57.3 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery's spring auction Haus Gallery 27.04.2018
1 600
Final price:
Valged pojengid avatud raamatuga
Olav Maran
Valged pojengid avatud raamatuga
2017. oil, canvas 78 x 92 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery's spring auction Haus Gallery 25.04.2019
3 700
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Vaikelu
Olav Maran
Vaikelu
1969. Gouache, tempera, masonite 42 x 60 cm (framed)
SPRING 2020 Haus Gallery 15.05.2020
1 600
Final price:
Vaikelu lauakellaga
Olav Maran
Vaikelu lauakellaga
1988. Oil, canvas 72 x 100.5 cm (framed)
SPRING 2020 Haus Gallery 15.05.2020
5 400
Final price: 6 000

Appearance in exhibitions

Hoov
Olav Maran
Hoov
1958. km 34.8 x 22 cm (not framed)
Haus Gallery 22.06.2009-10.10.2009
price: 288

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