Karin Luts

(1904-1993)

Odüsseuse nägemus. 1967

Oil, canvas, collage. 50 x 65 cm
price 3 132


Karin Luts "Odüsseuse nägemus"

Karin Luts "Odüsseuse nägemus"

Karin Luts is certainly a legend. There is a plenty of reasons, which confirm such statement. Firstly already her amazing ability to be a successful female artist in a generally men’s world – we do not know almost any especially successful female artists from the first half of the century. One could possibly say that Luts is in the Estonian art the only first-class female artist until the 1950ies. On the other hand also her creation, which underwent several changes. Already in the 1920ies the handwriting of Luts was something completely special and unique. After the forced leave Luts continued her creative searching on the other side of the border. Thirdly should be mentioned the extremely small number of works by Karin Luts. Her most fruitful creative period remains in the exile years, but from the works that were made there only a small fraction has arrived in Estonia.
In the 1950ies Luts starts to become more absorbed in abstractionism, but does it first from the observer’s position. In 1960 she already writes into her diary that she is preparing with fear for the first experiment. But experimenting formed for a long period the most significant part of her creation. The Luts of the 1960ies is in the first range an abstract Luts. In 1967 she unexpectedly received a rare possibility to open in Helsinki a personal exhibition, as the result of which the local critics noticed the clean and clear colours of Luts. But differently from the abstractionists, Luts often injected into her works a hint of a mythological world. And what would be more suitable to depict the life and creation of Luts than the title “Odüsseuse nägemus” (“Vision of Odysseus”)?

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Flower Vase
Karin Luts
Flower Vase
1950s. Oil, paper Lm 30.2 x 24.2 cm (framed)
ESTONIAN EARLIER ART CLASSICS AUCTION - FALL 2021 Haus Gallery 06.11.2021
1 600
Final price: 5 600
(sold)"> (sold)Kalanaised
Karin Luts
Kalanaised
1949. Oil, canvas 66.5 x 73.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY'S AUTUMN AUCTION 2019 Haus Gallery 04.10.2019-31.10.2019
5 200
Final price: 26 600
(sold)"> (sold)Tuliliiliad
Karin Luts
Tuliliiliad
1940. oil on canvas 73 x 60 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XL AUCTION, AUTUMN 2016. Haus Gallery 28.10.2016
3 900
Final price: 3 900
(sold)"> (sold)Lugeja
Karin Luts
Lugeja
1947. oil on board 55 x 46 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXIX AUCTION 2016 spring Haus Gallery 30.03.2016
2 400
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Viljakoristajad
Karin Luts
Viljakoristajad
1945-1949. gouache lm 44.4 x 49.6 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 28.03.2013
1 200
Final price: 1 525
(sold)"> (sold)Kompositsioon
Karin Luts
Kompositsioon
1970-1980. coloured etching plm 23 x 24.8 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 08.11.2010-10.11.2010
256
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Valge puri
Karin Luts
Valge puri
1967-1969. Plm 16.8 x 12.7 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIII ART AUCTION 2008 autumn. Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 28.10.2008
447
Final price: 447
Vaikelu juhuslike asjadega
Karin Luts
Vaikelu juhuslike asjadega
1950-1960. oil, canvas 50 x 60.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIII ART AUCTION 2008 autumn. Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 01.10.2008
1 981
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Sinine tund
Karin Luts
Sinine tund
1967-1969. plm 24.7 x 19.7 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXII ART AUCTION 2008 spring. Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 22.04.2008
320
Final price: 607
(sold)"> (sold)Roosid
Karin Luts
Roosid
1929. Oil, canvas 63.5 x 64 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XX ART AUCTION, 2007 spring Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 15.04.2007-24.04.2007
3 259
Final price: 5 880
Veneetsia. Ponte Degli Scalzi
Karin Luts
Veneetsia. Ponte Degli Scalzi
1960. Ink, paper Lm 31.4 x 24.4 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XX ART AUCTION 2007 spring. Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 15.04.2007-23.04.2007
447
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Muinasjutulind (L´oisseau fabuleux)
Karin Luts
Muinasjutulind (L´oisseau fabuleux)
1964. Etching Plm 25 x 32 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIII ART AUCTION, 2006 spring. Old Masters Graphics and Drawing Haus Gallery 20.04.2006
383
Final price: 767
Odüsseuse nägemus
Karin Luts
Odüsseuse nägemus
1967. Oil, canvas, collage 50 x 65 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIIth ART AUCTION, 2005 autumn Haus Gallery 20.10.2005
3 132
Final price:
Meri
Karin Luts
Meri
1949. Water-colour Vm. 28 x 38 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVth ART AUCTION, 2004 autumn Haus Gallery 21.10.2004
1 853
Final price:
Uilu Linda
Karin Luts
Uilu Linda
1942. Oil on canvas 65 x 46 cm
HAUS / VII AUCTION, 2000 autumn Haus Gallery 26.10.2000
1 790
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Vaade St.-Cloud'st
Karin Luts
Vaade St.-Cloud'st
1929. Pencil, paper 19 x 26 cm
HAUS / V AUCTION, 1999 autumn Haus Gallery 12.10.1999
511
Final price: 524

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