Hando Mugasto


Jalutuskäik. 1928

Screening technique. Lm. 42 x 30 cm
price 1 726 (sold)

Hando Mugasto "Jalutuskäik"

Hando (until the year 1936 Heino) Mugasto became despite his very short life one of the grand names of the graphic art of Estonia, who undoubtedly studied at Eduard Wiiralt ja Ado Vabbe. Usually he is referred to as a wood engraver, whose works are rather considered to be ponderous than light-minded, they are rather true-to-life than frantic. Because of that A stroll is in addition to its artistic value also considerably remarkable both in the context of the Estonian art history and the personal artistic biography of Mugasto.
The artist, being only 21 years of age, already uses boldly a specific technique and while joining the new-age movement, being popular in the Estonian art in the second half of the 1920s, he brings into the picture a certain situation that could be placed in the area between expressive grotesque and subtle irony. For example, let us have a look at the collar of the lady (that seems to be made of the Baskerville dog) or a small Amor, who has turned his back at the right edge of the work or the man's tie or the woman's thin lips, or the city view that is already placed somewhere between metaphysics, a horror film aesthetics and a fairy tale.

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Appearance in auctions

(sold)"> (sold)Lilled vaasis
Hando Mugasto
Lilled vaasis
1931. oil on canvas 60 x 47 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXVI ART AUCTION. 2014 autumn Haus Gallery 06.10.2014
1 400
Final price: 4 050
(sold)"> (sold)Hoov
Hando Mugasto
1936. Plm 24.5 x 18.7 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIII ART AUCTION 2008 autumn. Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 28.10.2008
Final price: 543
(sold)"> (sold)Vana Tallinn
Hando Mugasto
Vana Tallinn
1935. Woodcut Plm 13.5 x 12.3 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XX ART AUCTION 2007 spring. Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 15.04.2007-23.04.2007
Final price: 352
Hando Mugasto
1925. Lino-cut Plm 20 x 11 cm (not framed)
CHARITY ART SALES 2006 Haus Gallery 23.11.2006-20.12.2006
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Maastik
Hando Mugasto
1929. Monotype Vm. 38 x 44 cm
HAUS GALLERY XIIIth ART AUCTION 2003 autumn Haus Gallery 23.10.2003
1 406
Final price: 2 141
(sold)"> (sold)Jalutuskäik
Hando Mugasto
1928. Screening technique Lm. 42 x 30 cm
HAUS / XI AUCTION, 2002 autumn Haus Gallery 24.10.2002
Final price: 1 726
(sold)"> (sold)Tagahoovis
Hando Mugasto
1933. Monotype 30 x 40 cm
HAUS / VI AUCTION, 2000 spring Haus Gallery 27.04.2000
Final price: 831
(sold)"> (sold)MEES RAAMATUGA
Hando Mugasto
1933. 39 x 30 cm (not framed)
HAUS / III AUCTION, 1998 autumn Haus Gallery 26.10.1998
Final price: 1 112

Appearance in exhibitions

Hando Mugasto
1936. Wood engraving Plm 24.5 x 18.7 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 10.05.2011-31.05.2011