Oskar Raunam


Kallad. 1940

Oil on canvas. 65 x 49 cm
price 895 (sold)

Oskar Raunam "Kallad"

Oskar Raunam attended the State Artistic Vocational School, but of greater importance seem his studies, having commenced at the end of the 1930ies under the hand of Johannes Greenberg in the State Higher School of Arts. “Kallad” has been made during that period, concentrating on the favourite motif of Raunam. Raunam, who became a professor of painting and worked while possessing the mentioned title for a long time, was already exceptionally courageous at introducing unconventional colours in the year 1940. He is not interested in either finding of sharp contradictions or creating of a mild melting pot, but rather testing of unexpected combinations. Here the main emphasis is laid obviously on aurums, at the depiction of which Raunam has not held back his fantasy. Instead of using the revelling and simple white, the artist has had a much more thrilling approach to the motif. White on his palette has several side- and subshades, being once the result of mixing of the colour with green, once with subtle brown. Also in the background the author has used the more difficult way and has mixed together pink and blue, brownish and greenish, on the table seek adventures together yellow and dark yellow and even the shadow, falling from the vase is multi-coloured. Such diversity can also be detected in forms, where a round table has been fitted together with straight flower stems. Here the classical still-life has taken totally new turns, framing exactly its extraordinary beauty.

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Cow Milking in the Pasture
Oskar Raunam
Cow Milking in the Pasture
1948. Oil, canvas 46.5 x 61.6 cm (framed)
EARLIER ART CLASSICS Haus Gallery 29.10.2022
3 600
Final price: 5 600
Oskar Raunam
1947. Lithography Vm 40 x 40 cm (framed)
GRAPHICS AND DRAWINGS - Monday, May 16th 18:00 Haus Gallery 16.05.2022
Final price: 800
Vaade vanalinnale
Oskar Raunam
Vaade vanalinnale
1978. oil, tempera on canvas 54 x 73 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXIX AUCTION 2016 spring Haus Gallery 30.03.2016
1 900
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Paadid kaldal
Oskar Raunam
Paadid kaldal
1950. Oil, canvas, cardboard 29 x 38 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIIth ART AUCTION, 2005 autumn Haus Gallery 20.10.2005
1 150
Final price: 1 150
(sold)"> (sold)Kallad
Oskar Raunam
1940. Oil on canvas 65 x 49 cm
HAUS GALLERY XIVth ART AUCTION, 2004 spring Haus Gallery 04.04.2004
Final price: 895
(sold)"> (sold)Viru väljak Tallinnas
Oskar Raunam
Viru väljak Tallinnas
1952. Vm. 15 x 23 cm
HAUS / X AUCTION, 2002 spring Haus Gallery 09.05.2002
Final price: 1 214
(sold)"> (sold)LILLED AKNAL
Oskar Raunam
1941. 61 x 46 cm (not framed)
HAUS / III AUCTION, 1998 autumn Haus Gallery 26.10.1998
1 470
Final price: 1 643

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