Johannes Greenberg

(1887-1951)

Composition. 1940-1944

Oil, canvas. 110.5 x 135.5 cm (framed)
price 28 000


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The work is mentioned in the Late Latvian monograph "Johannes Greenberg 1887-1951" (1990) in the list of preserved works of J. Greenberg on page 83 and reproduced on page 64, it was also exhibited at Greenberg's personal exhibitions in EKM in 1965 (cat) and 1987.
The work comes from the collection of Olga Terri

The painting, part of the collection of Johannes Greenberg's student Olga Terri, is one of the most striking in Greenberg's entire oeuvre. The work, which has appeared repeatedly in exhibitions and was included in Greenberg's monograph, is a large-scale figural composition that is inspired by the melancholy and thoughtfulness that is so characteristic of Greenberg. At the same time, each face can be taken as a separate type, and we can view the work both as a whole and in parts. Each portrait tells its own story, but Greenberg is suggestive—he doesn't give us too many clues about the people, so we can reinvent their stories each time we look at them. Greenberg's characteristic style of painting is exceptionally elaborate and layered - colors glow, shine through, overlap. Working in this way, Greenberg has achieved a rarely seen intensity, where every square centimeter is painted through - and yet the overall picture is also clearly drawn.
The title of the painting suggests the gloomy state of mind of the assembled people, but Greenberg has managed to generalize it into an existential melancholy.

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Appearance in auctions

Two Women
Johannes Greenberg
Two Women
1940-1944. Oil, canvas 74.5 x 63.4 cm (framed)
EARLIER ART CLASSICS Haus Gallery 29.10.2022
17 000
Final price: 26 000
Composition
Johannes Greenberg
Composition
1940-1944. Oil, canvas 110.5 x 135.5 cm (framed)
EARLIER ART CLASSICS Haus Gallery 29.10.2022
28 000
Final price: 28 000
Ballroom Scene
Johannes Greenberg
Ballroom Scene
1940s. Oil, paper Vm 17 x 18.2 cm (framed)
EESTI VANEMA KUNSTI KLASSIKA OKSJON Haus Gallery 07.05.2021
4 800
Final price: 8 900
Daami portree
Johannes Greenberg
Daami portree
1946-1951. oil on cardboard 42 x 38 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 25.10.2013
2 200
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Näitlejanna
Johannes Greenberg
Näitlejanna
1940-1950. oil on plywood 60 x 48 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 08.11.2010-10.11.2010
3 643
Final price: 3 771
Näitlejad
Johannes Greenberg
Näitlejad
1916-1918. oil, paper Vm 19.6 x 19.2 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIII ART AUCTION 2008 autumn. Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 01.10.2008
3 132
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Kaks naist (Ootel)
Johannes Greenberg
Kaks naist (Ootel)
1939. 59.7 x 38.5 cm
HAUS GALLERY´S 10. anniversary art auction Haus Gallery 25.09.2007
8 309
Final price: 25 565
(sold)"> (sold)Istuv akt
Johannes Greenberg
Istuv akt
1930-1931. Oil, canvas 35.3 x 35.8 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XX ART AUCTION, 2007 spring Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 15.04.2007-24.04.2007
4 282
Final price: 8 372
(sold)"> (sold)Näitlejad
Johannes Greenberg
Näitlejad
1916. Oil on paper Vm. 19 x 19 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIth ART AUCTION, 2005 spring Haus Gallery 25.04.2005
1 470
Final price: 2 301
(sold)"> (sold)Näitlejad
Johannes Greenberg
Näitlejad
1940. Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm
HAUS / XIIth AUCTION, 2003 spring Haus Gallery 24.04.2003
4 090
Final price: 5 241
(sold)"> (sold)Teatristseen (Mustlasparun)
Johannes Greenberg
Teatristseen (Mustlasparun)
1940. Oil on cardboard 17 x 24 cm
HAUS / XIIth AUCTION, 2003 spring Haus Gallery 24.04.2003
1 470
Final price: 3 068
Tütarlaps
Johannes Greenberg
Tütarlaps
1938. Oil on cardboard 78 x 48 cm
HAUS / VII AUCTION, 2000 autumn Haus Gallery 26.10.2000
2 493
Final price:
Mulatitar
Johannes Greenberg
Mulatitar
1910. Coal, chalk, water-color 140 x 78 cm
HAUS / IV AUCTION, 1999 spring Haus Gallery 26.04.1999-24.04.1999
3 132
Final price:

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