Herman Talvik

(1906 - 1984)

Poiss trompetiga. 1950

Oil on canvas. 35 x 27 cm (not framed)
Starting price 895 (sold)


Herman Talvik "Poiss trompetiga"

Herman Talvik "Poiss trompetiga"

Herman Talvik, “a great artist”, as Eerik Haamer referred to him in a recognising manner, studied prior to his forced leave both in Tallinn in the State Vocational Art School ornamental leatherwork and in Helsinki painting and underwent additional studies in Paris for the period of six years. Despite all of this we know quite little of his paintings, this is mainly because of the reason that while living abroad, Talvik gradually concentrated more on visionary-religious graphical art. Still we can claim while relying on the few existing examples that the paintings by Talvik are something quite different in the general picture of the quite French-inclined older Estonian art, something “cooler and calmer” (Indrek Hirv). In his pictures these are not any more the colour, composition, space division or other clearly painting technique – related solutions, which are on the foreground. In the first range Talvik is interested in thrilling story-telling, using his brilliant painting skill to render the story. The two present paintings have clearly concentrated not on Talvik’s traditional general, but on intimate and detached. A boy, reading a book and playing a trumpet, forward scenes, which at the first glance lack any eternal dimension. Still, these painting become significant just through the artist’s ability to see in the everyday life, in a single moment something sincere and very honest. A direct depiction of a child carries in itself actually the same aims which forward the eternal message of Talvik’s graphical art, reminding us of the uselessness of pretence and everyday medley.
Let us rather read through a book. Or play the trumpet.

Appearance in auctions

(sold)"> (sold)Abstraktne kompositsioon.
Herman Talvik
Abstraktne kompositsioon.
1950. 65 x 46 cm (not framed)
HAUS / IX AUCTION, 2001 autumn Haus Gallery 20.10.2001
575
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Poiss raamatuga
Herman Talvik
Poiss raamatuga
1950. Oil on canvas 27 x 35 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIth ART AUCTION, 2005 spring Haus Gallery 25.04.2005
895
Final price: 895
(sold)"> (sold)Poiss trompetiga
Herman Talvik
Poiss trompetiga
1950. Oil on canvas 35 x 27 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIth ART AUCTION, 2005 spring Haus Gallery 25.04.2005
895
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Aeg mööda läind...
Herman Talvik
Aeg mööda läind...
1970. Oil on canvas 35 x 27 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIIth ART AUCTION, 2005 autumn Haus Gallery 20.10.2005
831
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Ingel
Herman Talvik
Ingel
1937-1940. Monotype Km. 44 x 33 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XIX ART AUCTION, 2006 autumn. Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 24.10.2006
447
Final price: 447
Maastik puudega
Herman Talvik
Maastik puudega
1958. Monotype Km 38 x 46 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XX ART AUCTION 2007 spring. Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 15.04.2007-23.04.2007
831
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Tühja päikese aeg
Herman Talvik
Tühja päikese aeg
1964. Dry point Plm 45.2 x 37.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XX ART AUCTION 2007 spring. Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 15.04.2007-23.04.2007
415
Final price: 703
(sold)"> (sold)Veneetsia
Herman Talvik
Veneetsia
undated. Oil, canvas 65 x 54.5 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XX ART AUCTION, 2007 spring Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 15.04.2007-24.04.2007
1 726
Final price: 1 726
(sold)"> (sold)Seitse tuld
Herman Talvik
Seitse tuld
1960-1970. charcoal on paper km 44 x 38 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXVI ART AUCTION 2010 spring Haus Gallery 15.04.2010
383
Final price: 383
Janu (Igatsus)
Herman Talvik
Janu (Igatsus)
1952. linocut km 17 x 11.5 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 01.10.2010-10.10.2010
192
Final price:

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