591.t1.jpg Art fragments of spring auction: Ferdi Sannamees

Dear Art Lover,

Ceramic sculpture has its own rightful place among the paintings and graphics auctioned off this spring at Haus Gallery. This is to introduce sculptor Ferdi Sannamees and his work “Crying woman” (1943).

Ferdi Sannamees (1895–1963) was born in Otepää Parish. He studied painting at the Konrad Mägi studio in Tartu in 1918–19 and painting and graphic art at the art school Pallas in 1919–24. After that he studied sculpture with A. Starkopf and V. Mellik and later furthered his education in Dresden and Paris. In the then small community of sculptors, Sannamees soon took the leading role, which he kept until the end of his life.

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589.t1.jpg Art fragments of spring auction: Aino Bach

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We have now moved on from painting to printmaking in presenting the works that will be featured in the auction.

Aino Bach (1901 – 1980) was among the most beloved Estonian female printmakers, who studied under both Nikolai Triik and Ado Vabbe. She was among the most talented creators of Pallas in the area of intaglio printing, but also skilled in monotype, already achieving success before the Second World War. During the war she lived with the artist collective of Yaroslavl, Russia, and after the war in Tartu and Tallinn. Her favourite topics were workers and intelligentsia and contemplative female types, who represented either a trade or were observable as an independent idea of something poetic, even “utopian poetic”, if going by the legendary art critic Boris Bernstein.

On the picture: Aino Bach. Portrait of a Girl. 1976

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588.t1.jpg Art fragments of spring auction: Lepo Mikko

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We will continue to introduce renowned artists during the auction week. This time, Lepo Mikko and his oil painting “Still life with a basket” are under the microscope.

Lepo Mikko (1911–1978) graduated from the Higher Art School in 1939, being among the most gifted students of the school. There are not many artists in Estonian art history that survived radical changes in political regimes, reflecting each change sensitively in his creations.

On the picture: Lepo Mikko. Still life with a basket. 1962.

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586.t1.jpg Art fragments of spring auction: Aleksander Kulkoff

Dear Art Lover!

On the eve of Haus Gallery’s Spring Auction, we are continuing with our series of stories about paintings, with our subject this time being Aleksander Kulkoff.

Aleksander Kulkoff (1899-1970) was one of the most intriguing Russian painters to have lived in Estonia. He was born in Moscow, into the family of a banker, and received his education there at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Kulkoff is associated with art life in Estonia because, following his service in the Finnish Army, he settled in Estonia in 1918.

On the picture: Aleksander Kulkoff. Portrait of a Lady. 1929.

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585.t1.jpg Art fragments of spring auction: Johannes Võerahansu

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In honour of the arrival of our Spring Auction we are discussing Johannes Võerahansu as a part of our continuing series of art fragments.

Johannes Võerahansu’s (1902-1980) art education began at Ants Laikmaa’s studio school, but was interrupted due to financial reasons, when the artist began to work at his father’s home in agriculture and construction, grinding flour in the rented mill, painting decorations in the theatre and pouring forms in a ceramics factory. Võerahansu hadn’t put down his paint brush for good though, he returned to school a dozen years later, this time under the instruction of Ado Vabbe at Pallas.

On the picture: Johannes Võerahansu. Self-portrait. 1953

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580.t1.jpg Art fragments of spring auction: Elmar Kits

Dear Art Lover,

Works from throughout the history of Estonian art are traditionally represented as part of Haus Gallery’s spring auction of classic art. As we have done in the past, we are introducing artists through stories about their paintings, continuing with the works of Elmar Kits, one of the brightest talents in Estonian painting.

On the picture: Elmar Kits. Afternoon. 1942

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577.t1.jpg Art fragments of spring auction: Adamson-Eric

Dear Art Lover,

Works from throughout the history of Estonian art are traditionally represented in Haus Gallery’s spring auction of classic art. As with previous years, we would like to introduce some of them to you through stories about the paintings, starting with Adamson-Eric’s enchanting nature-friendly motifs.

On the picture: Adamson-Eric. Flowers in a Glass Pitcher

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575.t1.jpg Haus Gallery's spring auction on 27th of April

Haus Gallery’s auction exhibition of classic pieces of traditional art is open at the Gallery, at Uus tn 17, in Tallinn, every business day from 10.00 to 18.00, and on Saturdays from 11.00 to 16.00.

While last year’s auction helped Amandus Adamson’s work Champion which had been missing for more than 100 years find a new home, then this year we have unearthed the work Potato Planters, by Andrus Johani. The location of the painting dating back to 1939 was unknown to art experts and the wider public until now. Potato Planters is among works of art holding both cultural-historical and museum value, and its resurfacing is an extraordinary event for experts and collectors alike.

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571.t1.jpg Sergei Inkatov brought a gold medal from France

Dear art enthusiasts!

We are pleased to announce that Sergei Inkatov, a well-known artist at the Haus Gallery, who associated himself with Estonia more than 20 years ago, has earned a gold medal in the abstract art category at the international professional artist competition Prix International des Galeries et Choix Professionnels de l’art, in France! 

The winning work by the ambassador for Estonian art proved to be the oil painting Ocean's Legend (on the picture).

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566.t1.jpg Juhan Püttsepp. Memorial exhibition

A memorial exhibition dedicated to Juhan Püttsepp, one of the first students of the Pallas school, is set to open at Haus Gallery on Tuesday 27 March. Püttsepp began teaching art at the same time as he was studying it himself, making a name for himself as a respected teacher in the decades that followed. He gained wider fame as an artist thanks to his landscapes and figural compositions, which are valued for their warm colouring and expressiveness – and which can be admired in all their glory in this exhibition.

On the picture: Juhan Püttsepp. Evening. 1955 (private collection)

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553.t1.jpg Liis Koger and Kärt Hammer at Swedbank

Starting in November, a double exhibition of paintings by young artists Liis Koger and Kärt Hammer, curated by the Haus Gallery, will be on display in the private banking rooms of Swedbank’s headquarters. The abstract poetic style of the works functions cognitively rather than narratively, while at the same time the skill of both authors in the use of words is something that further complements their colourful artistic philosophy. 

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569.t1.jpg Haus Gallery's opening times during the holidays

Regarding to the Easter Holidays, Haus Gallery is opened as follows:

  • on Thursday, 29th of March - 10.00 - 15.00
  • on Friday, 30th of March - closed
  • on Saturday, 31st on March - closed
  • on Sunday, 1st of April - closed

On the picture: Leonhard Lapin. Jesus Christ Superstar. 2005

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563.t1.jpg Indrek Aava. Eyes Wide Shut

At 18.00 on Tuesday, 13 February, Indrek Aava’s second personal exhibition, Eyes Wide Shut, will open at Haus Gallery, in which expressive glances will be silenced and chained to the frames. 

On the picture: Indrek Aava. High on Clouds

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565.t1.jpg Haus Gallery's opening times during the holidays

Regarding to the 100th Anniversary of Estonian Republic, Haus Gallery is opened as follows:

  • on Friday, 23rd of February - 10.00-15.00
  • on Saturday, 24th of February - closed

Happy Independence Day!

On the picture: Mall Nukke. Still Life with Estonian Weather II. Vigala. 2017

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561.t1.jpg Maria Sidljarevitsh. The Soul of All Natural Things

Opening on Tuesday, 9 January at 18.00, at the Haus Gallery, is The Soul of All Natural Things, the personal exhibition by Maria Sidljarevitsh, in which the carrying motif is fairy-tale mixed with the absurd. 

On the picture: Maria Sidljarevitsh. Remember me. 2017

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550.t1.jpg Inspired by the history of painting

At 18.00 on Thursday, 9 November, the traditional exhibition of the Estonian Painters’ Association will open at Haus Gallery. This year’s exhibition is dedicated to art history and the anniversary of Haus Gallery. 

On the picture: Maarit Murka. Splashed. 2017

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556.t1.jpg Aleksei Shatunov. By the Sea

At 18.00 on Tuesday, 28 November, Aleksei Shatunov’s personal exhibition By the Sea, where the boundary between the shore and the water winds its way from the resorts of the Mediterranean to the limestone cliffs of Lasnamäe, will open in Haus Gallery.

On the picture: Aleksei Shatunov. Dubrovnik. 2017

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555.t1.jpg Gone with the Wind. From Barcelona to Haus Gallery

"After spending two years sniffing around Barcelona with Spot, I poked my nose in through the doors of the Haus Gallery and was greeted by Piia Ausman and a familiar grin: “Well, are you and Spot coming to work for me?”

I wasn’t left with a lot of room to think.

The road leading to this building has been a familiar one to me for many years, and even though being away for two years has smashed any sort of concept of Tallinn as a familiar place, my relationship with Haus hasn’t disintegrated over time.

And here we are – a warm, familiar nest where I can keep myself warm, away from the long forgotten grey and cold outside.

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548.t1.jpg Mauri Gross. Hypnosis

Mauri Gross’s exhibition Hypnosis will open in Haus Gallery at 18.00 on Tuesday, 24 October. Mauri Gross’s tool is fragmental oil paintings presenting a shift in position, with entry into the picture via the details and, in a good way, becoming stuck inside.

On the picture: Mauri Gross. Decent man with Peony. 2017

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549.t1.jpg Haus Gallery celebrates its 20-year anniversary - festive reception and auction on 3rd of November

Festive reception, anniversary auction and new online art project

Haus Gallery is celebrating its 20th year of operation. It’s the same age as the tradition of regular art auctions in Estonia, which were founded by Haus Gallery in 1997. For the gallery, the birthday is remarkable and deserves to be celebrated with beloved friends, artists and customers who have helped to enrich the artistic processes of the city.

The anniversary celebration of Haus gallery takes place on Friday, 3 November from 4 p.m. until 6.30 p.m. in the gallery rooms of Tallinn, Uus tn. 17. The day ends with a festive art auction hosted by Marko Reikop and starting at 7 p.m. Pre-registered buyers are welcome to the auction. You can also register immediately before the auction.

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545.t1.jpg Miljard Kilk. Reality – inside or outside?

An exhibition of the paintings of a distinguished Estonian hyperrealist, the uniquely original and highly cherished Miljard Kilk, is on display at Haus Gallery until October 21. The surrealistic figure compositions with mythological and religious undertones represent the artist’s creation over the last few years, providing an intimate insight into his inner world. Miljard Kilk’s present world appeals to both the viewer’s inner sense as well as their cognition of the outside world, suggesting there is no other reality but what we make ourselves.

On the picture: Miljard Kilk. Shepherd. 2016

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543.t1.jpg Young and old Venus. Sirje Runge and the early works of her contemporary female artists

The moment when Sirje Runge stepped into the world of art was, and still is, very meaningful, enchanting. The 60s were accompanied by a certain spirit of freedom, latent protest, hidden irony towards the ruling ethics, secretly planting deplored things into the art columns of such a world, a little bit of erotics, more geometry, a hint of romance and dreams, practically timeless and unpretentious things. Now, looking back at that time through the prism of art, which, in a word, maps the emotional history of mankind, we smile a bit because now we see those things that used to be hidden freely. 

On the picture: Malle Leis. Blue Bellflowers. 1967

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541.t1.jpg Young Venus vs Old Venus: Sirje Runge and her contemporaries

Sirje Runge’s personal exhibition Old Venus will open in Haus Gallery at 16.00 on Tuesday, 22 August. The exhibition will be accompanied by a display of works from the earlier creative period of female artists who are also contemporaries of Runge, under the common denominator Young Venus.

On the picture: Sirje Runge. Old Venus. 2017. Digital print (fragment)

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