Kristjan Raud

(1865–1943)

Kalevipoeg isa haual. 1942

Pencil. 23 x 37 cm
Starting price 6 296 (sold)


Kristjan Raud "Kalevipoeg isa haual"

Kristjan Raud "Kalevipoeg isa haual"

We can say without exaggerations that the Estonian art would not be complete without Kristjan Raud and Kristjan Raud would not be quite himself without the Estonian art. Raud, having absorbed so deeply into his nation and its destiny, could not have limited himself only by artistic means. His grasp was immensely wider, "the Estonian thing" became the essence of his art that the author explored as seriously as Tammsaare did. The archaic drawing manner of Raud only supports the aim, melted into the piece of work: to bring out, preserve and defend values that in the artist's opinion are eternal. After breaking out of the World War II and in the course of following occupations of Estonia Raud was more than 75 years of age. He cares more about the destiny of the nation than he had done ever before and according to the words of the reasearchers of the Raud creation the artistic value of the artist's works is the continuation to the superb shape of the 30ies. In the year 1942 both key words, charcterizing Raud's creation, meet in the current work. As the third line the picture is entered by the topic of people and stars that was started by Raud at the beginning of the century in the legendary series "Man and night". But the starry sky is not romantically harmonious and safe anymore, the sky has been turned upside down and the world sytem is not what it used to be. Man, standing under the stars, does not take dance positions anymore, neither slides he lightly across the landscape. It is a work, into which Raud has poured everything that has ever been of importance to him in life and art: the nation's vitality, destiny of the man, difficult times. It is most probably one of the last works by Raud, where if wanted we can detect also the author's symbolistic detachment from the pointless noisy world clamour. Detachment along a well-known path towards himself...

The work is reproduced on Lehti Viiroja's monography "Kristjan Raud. Life and thoughts" (Tallinn: 1981), pp 141, repro nr 159.
The work is also reproduced in "Tulimuld" magazine (1965, Nr 2, pp 77).

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Appearance in auctions

Musicians
Kristjan Raud
Musicians
1930-1940s. Pencil, paper Lm 18.4 x 9 cm (framed)
GRAPHIC ART CLASSICS Haus Gallery 03.11.2022
1 600
Final price: 2 600
Death of Kalevipoeg
Kristjan Raud
Death of Kalevipoeg
1935. Pencil, paper Vm 23.7 x 45.8 cm (framed)
EESTI VANEMA KUNSTI KLASSIKA OKSJON Haus Gallery 07.05.2021
4 300
Final price: 7 200
(sold)"> (sold)Kalevipoeg Kääpa jõel
Kristjan Raud
Kalevipoeg Kääpa jõel
1937. pencil, gouache on paper vm 21.5 x 35 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XL AUCTION, AUTUMN 2016. Haus Gallery 28.10.2016
3 500
Final price:
Sõnajalgade keskel
Kristjan Raud
Sõnajalgade keskel
1940-1943. ink, gouache on paper lm 18.3 x 22.6 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIII AUCTION autumn Haus Gallery 08.10.2015-30.11.1999
3 300
Final price:
Villemi talu
Kristjan Raud
Villemi talu
1939. charcoal on paper lm 58.5 x 82 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXVI ART AUCTION. 2014 autumn Haus Gallery 06.10.2014
14 900
Final price:
Sõttakutse
Kristjan Raud
Sõttakutse
1928-1939. pencil, paper lm 17.3 x 21.8 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 25.10.2013
3 400
Final price:
Karjamaal
Kristjan Raud
Karjamaal
1900. pencil, paper lm 16.5 x 21 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 26.10.2012
1 330
Final price:
Still Life (Bowls)
Kristjan Raud
Still Life (Bowls)
1896-1899. Oil, canvas on cardboard 17.2 x 22.8 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXI ART AUCTION. 2012 spring Haus Gallery 20.04.2012
4 300
Final price: 4 300
Leinav Linda
Kristjan Raud
Leinav Linda
1927-1933. pencil, paper Lm 19.5 x 35 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIII ART AUCTION 2008 autumn. Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 28.10.2008
4 602
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Kalevipoeg ema otsimas
Kristjan Raud
Kalevipoeg ema otsimas
undated. Pencil, paper 36 x 22 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVth ART AUCTION, 2004 autumn Haus Gallery 21.10.2004
4 985
Final price: 4 985
(sold)"> (sold)Kalevipoeg isa haual
Kristjan Raud
Kalevipoeg isa haual
1942. Pencil 23 x 37 cm
HAUS / XIIth AUCTION, 2003 spring Haus Gallery 24.04.2003
3 323
Final price: 6 295
(sold)"> (sold)Palvetund
Kristjan Raud
Palvetund
1938. Pencil, paper Lm. 20 x 29 cm
HAUS / XI AUCTION, 2002 autumn Haus Gallery 24.10.2002
3 579
Final price: 3 931

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