Johannes Saal

(1911–1964)

Puud pargis. 1944

oil, plywood. 34 x 40 cm (not framed)
price 4 091


Johannes Saal "Puud pargis"

Johannes Saal "Puud pargis"

Johannes Saal is an artist with a controversial destiny, who is a good example of the stereotype of „the suffering artist“. He was mentally unstable and in several cases he was forced to ask for specialists’ help. Therefore also his creation has several faces. Next to optimistic and positive works become of bigger importance morbid themes and expressive manner of depiction. Similarily to Paul Burman, also in the creation of Johannes Saal his mental experiences received a surprising expression. “Puud pargis” is a vivid proof of it: impetuous brush use, especially direct rendering of a powerful motif, lack of details, purposefulness. He has no time to dedicate himself to excessive aesthetics, to ponder on details, he just bursts out everything he has on his mind. Even a meager feeling of nature is sufficient for Saal for getting an unquenchable emotional feeling.

Appearance in auctions

(sold)"> (sold)Autoportree
Johannes Saal
Autoportree
1943. Oil on cardboard 33 x 29 cm
HAUS / VII AUCTION, 2000 autumn Haus Gallery 26.10.2000
607
Final price: 607
Puud pargis
Johannes Saal
Puud pargis
1944. oil, plywood 34 x 40 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXI ART AUCTION 2007 autumn Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 23.10.2007
4 090
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Vana aed
Johannes Saal
Vana aed
1954. 39 x 49 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIII ART AUCTION 2008 autumn. Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 01.10.2008
2 493
Final price: 4 729
Sügismaastik taluga
Johannes Saal
Sügismaastik taluga
1953. vm 28 x 38 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery's Autumn Auction Haus Gallery 01.11.2018
700
Final price:

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