Priidu Aavik

(1905 - 1991)

Vaade aknast. 1940

Oil on canvas. 50 x 60 cm
Starting price 2 685 (sold)


Priidu Aavik "Vaade aknast"

Priidu Aavik "Vaade aknast"

Like many others, Priidu Aavik started in the studio school of Ants Laikmaa already in the 1920ies, when he was hardly 20 years of age. Studying under the supervision of the grand name of the Estonian art gave Aavik the first knowledge of the value of the art of painting, which even deepened during the 1930ies, when he headed for “Pallas” to commence studies under the hand of Nikolai Triik. Only two years before finishing of “Vaade aknast”, Aavik graduated from the school and could regard himself as one of the persons, passing on the knowledge which had been received at the school. When his post-war creation has often remained at the background in the general artistic picture, then the work from 1940 offers a rare insight into the early creative period of a fruitful author. A glance, which has been taken of the Old City from the Mere Avenue, has been divided into ascending steps, but even of greater importance than the skilful composition is the prevailing mood. “Vaade aknast” is most probably one of the last looks of Tallinn, which was painted prior to the tragic events. Therefore it is understandable that the depicted city seems happy, full of sun, optimistic – everything that soon disappeared.

Appearance in auctions

(sold)"> (sold)ROOSID
Priidu Aavik
ROOSID
1959. Oil on canvas 27 x 40 cm
HAUS / V AUCTION, 1999 autumn Haus Gallery 12.10.1999
447
Final price: 1 246
Kaks akti
Priidu Aavik
Kaks akti
1957. Oil on canvas 72 x 62 cm
HAUS / VIII AUCTION, 2001 spring Haus Gallery 26.04.2001
1 342
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Vaade aknast
Priidu Aavik
Vaade aknast
1940. Oil on canvas 50 x 60 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIth ART AUCTION, 2005 spring Haus Gallery 25.04.2005
1 342
Final price: 2 684
(sold)"> (sold)Püügirajoonis
Priidu Aavik
Püügirajoonis
1967. Etching Plm 48 x 64 cm
HAUS GALLERY XIX ART AUCTION, 2006 autumn. Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 24.10.2006
320
Final price: 320
Kivid
Priidu Aavik
Kivid
1979. oil, canvas 65.5 x 99.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XX ART AUCTION, 2007 spring Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 15.04.2007-24.04.2007
2 045
Final price:
Kivid
Priidu Aavik
Kivid
1979. oil, canvas 65.5 x 99.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIV ART AUCTION 2009 spring Haus Gallery 28.04.2009
1 662
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Kivine rand
Priidu Aavik
Kivine rand
1986. Oil, canvas 65 x 92.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXV ART AUCTION 2009 autumn Haus Gallery 27.10.2009
703
Final price:
Tallinna sadam
Priidu Aavik
Tallinna sadam
1947. oil on plywood 43 x 72.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIII AUCTION autumn Haus Gallery 08.10.2015-30.11.1999
2 600
Final price:
Autoportree
Priidu Aavik
Autoportree
1948. oil, canvas 114 x 146 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery's spring auction Haus Gallery 25.04.2019
5 900
Final price:

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