Karl Pärsimägi

(1902–1942)

Akt kollase draperiiga. 1935

Coloured monotype, paper. Plm 42 x 31 cm
price 2 877 (sold)


Karl Pärsimägi "Akt kollase draperiiga"

Karl Pärsimägi "Akt kollase draperiiga"

Karl Pärsimägi is one of the highly talented young artists - Aarne Miikmaa, Hando Mugasto, Paul Liivak and Edmond Arnold Blumenfeldt - who unfortunately passed away at a young age. After studies at Konrad Mägi and Ado Vabbe in Pallas Pärsimägi lived at his relatives in the country, but similarly to other Pallas students his heart was in Paris. So in 1937 he put on his bowler hat and left the train only in the Paris station. Living on odd jobs and donations, the artist seemingly regarded freedom without the limitations of institutional frames to be of the highest value. Pärsimägi was arrested during the French occupation and he was soon executed at a concentration camp.
Despite the short life Pärsimägi was able to become one of the most acknowledged artists, who became famous directly before the World War II. His nude, being so characteristic to his creation of the mid-1930ies is recognizably in Pärsimägi style: instead of the exact depicting of the figure the person melts softly into the surrounding colour that has been painted in large surfaces. Here the artist concentrates on inquiring of the co-effect of colours on a human being, exploring a number of new possibilities.
The work is shown in the Karl Pärsimägi exhibition catalogue (no 8, page 45) (Tartu State Art Museum, 1966). This was the last bigger exhibition (in the Tartu Art Museum in the year 1966), that was dedicated to Karl Pärsimägi

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Appearance in auctions

Linnavaade
Karl Pärsimägi
Linnavaade
1933-1937. oil on cardboard 25.5 x 36.3 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIII AUCTION autumn Haus Gallery 08.10.2015-30.11.1999
3 200
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Suvine linnavaade paadisadamaga
Karl Pärsimägi
Suvine linnavaade paadisadamaga
1930-1940. oil on paper 42.5 x 49.7 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIII AUCTION autumn Haus Gallery 08.10.2015-30.11.1999
2 250
Final price: 2 250
Linnavaade
Karl Pärsimägi
Linnavaade
1933-1937. oil on cardboard 25.5 x 36.3 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 25.10.2013
4 300
Final price:
Valged lilled purgis (pöördel teos nr. 23)
Karl Pärsimägi
Valged lilled purgis (pöördel teos nr. 23)
1930-1940. oil on canvas 55 x 46 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIV ART AUCTION 2009 spring Haus Gallery 28.04.2009
6 199
Final price:
Tulbid
Karl Pärsimägi
Tulbid
1933. monotype Km 43 x 31 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIII ART AUCTION 2008 autumn. Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 01.10.2008
3 387
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Akt kollase draperiiga
Karl Pärsimägi
Akt kollase draperiiga
1935. Coloured monotype, paper Plm 42 x 31 cm
HAUS / XI AUCTION, 2002 autumn Haus Gallery 24.10.2002
2 365
Final price: 2 876
(sold)"> (sold)Väikelinn
Karl Pärsimägi
Väikelinn
1933. Oil on canvas 27 x 33 cm
HAUS / VII AUCTION, 2000 autumn Haus Gallery 26.10.2000
1 086
Final price: 1 086

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