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Edmond Arnold Blumenfeldt was one of the most mysterious Estonian artists of the 20th century. He was born in 1903 in Saint Petersburg to a merchant’s family. In the same city, he completed evening classes at art school when he was a teenager, and then moved to Berlin. While in Paris in the 1920s, he attracted considerable attention, displayed his works at an influential exhibition, and his works were featured in local art magazines. Unfortunately, only a few works from this glorious period have survived: some were destroyed in the turmoil of the Second World War, but it is highly likely that some are still in Paris.
On painting through the big format
The new exhibition at Haus Gallery explores the format of paintings, exhibiting large and small format paintings in close proximity, based on the principle of contrast. Playing with formats creates an understanding of the possible architectural and spatial contexts that a painting can emphasise.
Architect and artist Vilen Künnapu celebrated his 75th birthday in the summer of 2023, bringing his work into focus even more. Haus Gallery organised his anniversary exhibition at the end of the summer, and is now extending the artistic theme of this phenomenal figure of the local cultural space to the premises of Swedbank.
Arno Arrak's exhibition Dissolving, which covered the walls of Haus Gallery in May and June, has now ventured to Art Priori where it has created a meditative space which offers a safe haven from city life to all those who enter through the restaurant's door.