Ado Vabbe

(1892 - 1961)

Arsti juures. 1959

Gouache, paper. 54 x 50 cm
price 3 132 (sold)


Ado Vabbe "Arsti juures"

Ado Vabbe "Arsti juures"

Ado Vabbe is a name, from which the Estonian art history starts talking of the modern art. “Vabbe was undoubtedly the father of the Estonian avant-garde,” says Leonhard Lapin, “his influence can also be felt in the current time.” The best expert of Vabbe, Evi Pihlak adds: “Vabbe has always been inclined to the deviation from rules and he can not be approached with traditional models, but at the same time he is one of the strongest colourists of our painting”. So it seems that Ado Vabbe, whose art-related education only originated from the legendary Ažbe School of Arts on Munich, and who despite this was one of the most significant and long-time lecturers, who remained until the end of his life a shiny talent, which was impossible to pack according to regular rules. His grasp was so deep that it even reached without any specific problems both the high forms of abstractionism and also impetuous forceful manners of painting. In his words become mixed Vabbe as “the moulder of the school of painting of “Pallas”, especially of its colourist direction” (Reet Varblane) and his extraordinary ability to find even in the most trivial motif something, which gives the reason to talk about art.
“Arsti juures” is at the same time a brilliant and also an extremely rare example of the large-sized works of Ado Vabbe. A scene, which has been picked out from everyday surroundings, has been made to sound here differently with the use of bright colours. A strange, slightly funny and also a little bit serious situation on the painting is forwarded in a brisk manner. Vabbe’s line is everything but academically dry and unpolished. His colour combinations (a grey overall and against the background of it a book with red covers, a woman in light-green in front of the window, which lets in the light) are unique. Here we can find both lively generalisation and expressive details (the doctor’s stethoscope and glasses, an etherial bottle) and it really creates in us the wish to talk about “the sensitivity of colours and the limber handling of the brush, but also of the unconstrained manner of presentation” (Evi Pihlak). So it happens, when on one picture meet a pleasure of the moment, which is so hard to grasp and art historical dignity.

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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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