Ado Vabbe

(1892 - 1961)

Mehed ja hobused. 1940

Oil on cardboard. 43 x 54 cm
price 4 346 (sold)


Ado Vabbe "Mehed ja hobused"

Ado Vabbe "Mehed ja hobused"

Ado Vabbe has repeatedly been called the most important Estonian artist of the 20.century whom it is still most complicated to classify. The title “the first really modern artist” (Evi Pihlak) is exact, but what can be classified under such notion? Continuous new experiments that in case of Vabbe never remained careful steps, but were elaborated to perfection, allow us to call Vabbe an experimenter. The extremely impulsive style and especially sensitive artist’s nerve was balanced by “mysterious silence, enigma and deep absorbing into himself”. It really seems that Vabbe could be easily be compared with one of the most important authors of the worldwide art culture of the 20.century, Vassili Kandinsky, whom young Vabbe met at the end of the 19th century in Narva. Like Kandinsky, also Vabbe went to study in Munich for a couple of years and later headed for Italy, to get acquainted with the local art life. Being one of the founders of “Pallas” and most probably one of the most influential lecturer of the mentioned school through ages, Vabbe was also able to work continuously with himself and search new ways.
The painting “Mehed ja hobused” can be compared with the creation of Vabbe from the beginning of the 1940ies that has preserved in very small numbers. During the mentioned period Vabbe painted his works mostly on paper that was on one hand caused by the war-time difficulties to find canvas, from another hand the artist’s improvisational character. At the same time is marked that only in these works Vabbe starts to show gradually increasing interest towards such purely painting-related values as composition of colours and brush technique. In the work “Mehed ja hobused” is also reflected the general study-style of countenance of the artist. In this work the author deals at the same time with the creation of a figural composition and reasearch of colour harmony, finishing both of these roads in a typical Ado Vabbe-manner.

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Nude
Ado Vabbe
Nude
1940s. Oil, cardboard 52.5 x 46 cm (framed)
EARLIER ART CLASSICS Haus Gallery 29.10.2022
15 000
Final price: 15 000
Standing Woman
Ado Vabbe
Standing Woman
1940-1950s. Charcoal, paper Lm 28.6 x 20 cm (framed)
GRAPHICS AND DRAWINGS - Monday, May 16th 18:00 Haus Gallery 16.05.2022
900
Final price: 900
Landscape With Sailboats
Ado Vabbe
Landscape With Sailboats
1928. Oil, cardboard 43.3 x 57 cm (framed)
EARLIER ART CLASSICS - Saturday, May 14th 15:00 Haus Gallery 14.05.2022
15 300
Final price: 28 300
Summer Landscape With Trees and the Sea
Ado Vabbe
Summer Landscape With Trees and the Sea
1953-1956. Watercolour, paper vm 33.7 x 28 cm (framed)
EESTI VANEMA KUNSTI KLASSIKA OKSJON Haus Gallery 07.05.2021
3 100
Final price: 5 400
Male and Female Nude
Ado Vabbe
Male and Female Nude
1940s. Charcoal, paper Km 57 x 40.5 cm (framed)
AUTUMN 2020 Haus Gallery 30.10.2020
1 900
Final price: 4 000
(sold)"> (sold)Karksi motiiv
Ado Vabbe
Karksi motiiv
1944. oil, paper on cardboard 44.5 x 52.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY'S AUTUMN AUCTION 2019 Haus Gallery 04.10.2019-31.10.2019
8 500
Final price: 20 700
Naisakt tumedal taustal
Ado Vabbe
Naisakt tumedal taustal
1956-1961. 1 48 x 52 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XLI AUCTION. SPRING 2017 Haus Gallery 04.04.2017-30.11.1999
4 900
Final price:
Lamav naisakt kollase lehvikuga
Ado Vabbe
Lamav naisakt kollase lehvikuga
1944-1950. oil on paper lm 37.2 x 50.8 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXIX AUCTION 2016 spring Haus Gallery 30.03.2016
3 900
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Maastik raudteesillaga
Ado Vabbe
Maastik raudteesillaga
1910-1920. watercolor, gouache on cardboard vm 19.5 x 29.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIII AUCTION autumn Haus Gallery 08.10.2015-30.11.1999
1 500
Final price: 1 725
(sold)"> (sold)Külapoes
Ado Vabbe
Külapoes
1945-1960. oil on cardboard vm 39.5 x 65.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIII AUCTION autumn Haus Gallery 08.10.2015-30.11.1999
3 200
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Kompositsioon kolme kujuga
Ado Vabbe
Kompositsioon kolme kujuga
1944-1950. oil on paper lm 37.6 x 56.4 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 08.11.2010-10.11.2010
2 365
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Suvila lipuvardaga
Ado Vabbe
Suvila lipuvardaga
1931-1939. watercolor lm 34.7 x 26.5 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 08.11.2010-10.11.2010
895
Final price: 895
Linnavaade televisioonimastiga
Ado Vabbe
Linnavaade televisioonimastiga
1960. mixed media lm 50.7 x 55.2 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXV ART AUCTION 2009 autumn Haus Gallery 27.10.2009
1 981
Final price:
Figuurid linna foonil
Ado Vabbe
Figuurid linna foonil
1913. inc, coloured pencil km 19.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIV ART AUCTION 2009 spring Haus Gallery 28.04.2009
895
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Järve kaldal
Ado Vabbe
Järve kaldal
1945. 43.8 x 55.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIII ART AUCTION 2008 autumn. Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 01.10.2008
3 451
Final price: 18 023
(sold)"> (sold)Puud maantee ääres
Ado Vabbe
Puud maantee ääres
1948. Lm 54.8 x 49.5 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIII ART AUCTION 2008 autumn. Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 01.10.2008
3 068
Final price: 9 651
Kolm graatsiat
Ado Vabbe
Kolm graatsiat
undated. Oil, cardboard 56 x 53.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XX ART AUCTION, 2007 spring Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 15.04.2007-24.04.2007
4 985
Final price: 4 985
(sold)"> (sold)Vaade tänavale
Ado Vabbe
Vaade tänavale
1922. Water-colours Lm. 42 x 30 cm
HAUS GALLRY XIX ART AUCTION, 2006 autumn. Old Masters Painting Haus Gallery 24.10.2006
1 023
Final price: 1 630
(sold)"> (sold)Kaljuse talu ümbrus
Ado Vabbe
Kaljuse talu ümbrus
1956. Oil on cardboard 48 x 72 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIIth ART AUCTION, 2005 autumn Haus Gallery 20.10.2005
2 748
Final price: 5 432
(sold)"> (sold)Külapoes
Ado Vabbe
Külapoes
undated. Oil on cardboard Vm. 39 x 60 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVth ART AUCTION, 2004 autumn Haus Gallery 21.10.2004
2 684
Final price: 4 026
(sold)"> (sold)Arsti juures
Ado Vabbe
Arsti juures
1959. Gouache, paper 54 x 50 cm
HAUS GALLERY XIVth ART AUCTION, 2004 spring Haus Gallery 04.04.2004
3 132
Final price: 3 132
(sold)"> (sold)Mehed ja hobused
Ado Vabbe
Mehed ja hobused
1940. Oil on cardboard 43 x 54 cm
HAUS GALLERY XIIIth ART AUCTION 2003 autumn Haus Gallery 23.10.2003
4 346
Final price: 4 346
(sold)"> (sold)Maastik
Ado Vabbe
Maastik
1950. 12 x 20 cm
HAUS / X AUCTION, 2002 spring Haus Gallery 09.05.2002
352
Final price: 352
Maastik roosaga
Ado Vabbe
Maastik roosaga
1930. Vm. 15 x 21 cm
HAUS / X AUCTION, 2002 spring Haus Gallery 09.05.2002
831
Final price:
Mullavere
Ado Vabbe
Mullavere
1952. Water-colour 28 x 39 cm
HAUS / VI AUCTION, 2000 spring Haus Gallery 27.04.2000
1 406
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Muusad
Ado Vabbe
Muusad
1948. Oil, paper 46 x 56 cm
HAUS / V AUCTION, 1999 autumn Haus Gallery 12.10.1999
1 662
Final price: 3 611
(sold)"> (sold)SEISEV NAINE
Ado Vabbe
SEISEV NAINE
1950. 16 x 10 cm (not framed)
HAUS / II AUCTION, 1998 spring Haus Gallery 25.05.1998
77
Final price: 77
(sold)"> (sold)SEISEV NAINE MAASTIKUL
Ado Vabbe
SEISEV NAINE MAASTIKUL
1950. 15 x 10 cm (not framed)
HAUS / II AUCTION, 1998 spring Haus Gallery 25.05.1998
77
Final price: 115

Appearance in exhibitions

(sold)"> (sold)Karksi motiiv
Ado Vabbe
Karksi motiiv
1944. oil, paper on cardboard 44.5 x 52.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY'S AUTUMN AUCTION Haus Gallery 04.10.2019-31.10.2019
price: 8 500
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