Agu Pihelga

(1910-1998)

Võrkude kuivamapanek. 1965

Oil on cardboard. 50 x 71 cm
price 895


Agu Pihelga "Võrkude kuivamapanek"

Agu Pihelga "Võrkude kuivamapanek"

Agu Pihelga could be placed next to Evald Okase because of several reasons. They both studied at least for a while parallelly decorative painting in the State Artistic Vocational School and the lecturer of both of them was August Jansen, even though in Pihalga case should also be noticed the influences of Roman Nyman. Pihelga, having graduated from the school in already 1934, continued his studies, but instead of choosing St.Petersburg or Germany according to the model of the beginning of the century, he headed for Finland, creating this way a new creative centre in the Estonian art history. In the school of the Finnish Art Society Pihelga studied for three years and after returning he also became a long-term and higly valued lecturer in the ESAI.
“Võrkude kuivamapanek” gives its own interpretation to the theme of “Vana kalur” by Okas, but the approach of Pihelga is totally different: to the grandiosity he prefers more scanty means, to the portrait he prefers a scene with several people in action, to an exact painting manner a more free stylistic approach. Pihelga, having conducted thorough researches of the local water-colour history, interprets a water-colour into a context of a painting, taking over the briskness of colours and certain liberty at depicting of the motif. Here we can not detect excessive pathos, art is for Pihelga a possibility to make a gallant, but a discreet and honest gesture to the coastal people.

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Evening
Agu Pihelga
Evening
1958. Oil, cardboard 73 x 60 cm (framed)
AUTUMN 2020 Haus Gallery 30.10.2020
2 800
Final price: 5 600
(sold)"> (sold)Lohusalu kalasadam
Agu Pihelga
Lohusalu kalasadam
1965. 1 65 x 92 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XLI AUCTION. SPRING 2017 Haus Gallery 04.04.2017-30.11.1999
1 200
Final price: 2 400
Sügisene vanalinn
Agu Pihelga
Sügisene vanalinn
1970. oil on canvas 65 x 116 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIII AUCTION autumn Haus Gallery 08.10.2015-30.11.1999
2 700
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Tallinna Raekoda I
Agu Pihelga
Tallinna Raekoda I
1962. oil on canvas 100 x 81 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXVI ART AUCTION. 2014 autumn Haus Gallery 06.10.2014
2 700
Final price: 2 700
(sold)"> (sold)Rukkililled
Agu Pihelga
Rukkililled
1972. oil on cardboard 37 x 35.5 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 02.05.2011-04.05.2011
470
Final price:
Vanaturu kael
Agu Pihelga
Vanaturu kael
1968. oil on canvas 73 x 60 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 02.05.2011-04.05.2011
2 000
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Viru hotelli ehitus
Agu Pihelga
Viru hotelli ehitus
1970. oil on canvas 73 x 92 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 08.11.2010-10.11.2010
1 470
Final price:
Õunapuuaed
Agu Pihelga
Õunapuuaed
1937. oil on canvas 35 x 50.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXV ART AUCTION 2009 autumn Haus Gallery 27.10.2009
1 853
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Vaade aknast
Agu Pihelga
Vaade aknast
1975-1979. Oil, cardboard 86 x 104 cm
HAUS GALLRY XIX ART AUCTION, 2006 autumn. Old Masters Painting Haus Gallery 24.10.2006
1 790
Final price: 2 365
(sold)"> (sold)Nelgid
Agu Pihelga
Nelgid
1970. Oil, canvas 60 x 49 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIII ART AUCTION, 2006 spring. Old Masters Painting Haus Gallery 20.04.2006
1 150
Final price: 1 534
Heinalised
Agu Pihelga
Heinalised
1948. Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIIth ART AUCTION, 2005 autumn Haus Gallery 20.10.2005
1 406
Final price:
Võrkude kuivamapanek
Agu Pihelga
Võrkude kuivamapanek
1965. Oil on cardboard 50 x 71 cm
HAUS GALLERY XIVth ART AUCTION, 2004 spring Haus Gallery 04.04.2004
895
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Viljalõikus Laulasmaal
Agu Pihelga
Viljalõikus Laulasmaal
1949. Oil on canvas 50 x 61 cm
HAUS / VI AUCTION, 2000 spring Haus Gallery 27.04.2000
1 086
Final price: 1 150

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