31 December 2012

Happy New Year's Eve! Estonia. 1960

Happy New Year's Eve! 
Rõõmsaid nääripühi!
Веселого новогоднего праздника!

Postcard, 1960.
My collection

30 December 2012

27 December 2012

"Stilllife"

"Stilllife" (1965) / István Tímár (1937-?) / State property. Hungary.

"Vaikelu" / István Tímár / Maal on Ungari riigi omand.

"Натюрморт" (1965) / Иштван Тимар (1937-?) / Государственная собственность. Венгрия.

Postcard, 1980s.
My collection.

24 December 2012

Christmas and New Year. Greeting cards. Estonia.

Christmas and New Year.
Postcards (photos), 1950s.
My collection.

* In the 1950s-60s, when celebration of Christmas was officially prohibited in the Soviet Union and there were no Christmas cards available, Estonians often photographed vintage Christmas cards and used these photos to send their holiday greetings. As the card motifs were also suitable for New Year's greetings, these photo cards cleverly served a dual purpose and their connection to Christmas could always be denied.

* Nõukogude võimu aastatel, mil jõulude tähistamine oli NSV Liidus ametlikult keelatud ja jõulukaarte polnud saadaval, pildistasid eestlased sageli vanu jõulukaarte maha ja saatsid oma pühadesoove nendega. Et kaartidel kujutatu sobis ka nääripühadega kokku, oli neil mahapildistatud kaartidel n-ö kahesugune otstarve, samas võis vajaduse korral nende ühendust jõuludega alati maha salata.

* В советское время, когда празднование рождества было запрещено, в Эстонии часто перефотографировали старые 
рождественские открытки. Эти фотографии имели два значения: их можно было посылать на новый год а за одно все понимали, что имелось в виду и рождество.

20 December 2012

"Mary's well at Nazareth"

"Mary's well at Nazareth" (1908) / Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka (1853-1919) / Privately owned. Hungary.

"Maarja kaev Naatsaretis" / Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka / Erakogu. Ungari.

"Колодец Марии в Назарете" (1908) / Тивадар Чонтвари Костка / Частная собственность. Венгрия.

Postcard, 1970s.
My collection.

19 December 2012

"Crane Operators"

"Crane Operators" (1965) / János Somogyi (1925...) / Hungary. / Privately owned.

"Kraanajuhid" / János Somogyi   / Ungari / Maal asub erakogus.

"Крановщики" (1965) / Янош Шомоди (1925...)  / Венгрия / Частная собственность.

Postcard, 1970s(?)
My collection.

18 December 2012

Flowers. Estonia


"Aasalilled" / Magda Bormeister / Eesti.
"Луговые цветы" / Магда Бормейстер / Эстония.

Postcard, 1968.
My collection.

17 December 2012

"Lone Cedar"

"Lone Cedar" (1907) / Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka (1853-1919) / Privately owned. Hungary.

"Üksik seeder" / Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka / Erakogu. Ungari.

"Одинокий кедр" (1907) / Тивадар Чонтвари Костка / Частная собственность. Венгрия.

Postcard, 1970s.
My collection.

14 December 2012

Abram Arkhipov "The Washer Women"

"The Washer Women" ((2nd version, 1901) / Abram Arkhipov (1862-1930) / The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

"Pesunaised" / Abram Arhipov / Tretjakovi Galerii, Moskva.

"Прачки" (1901) / Абрам Архипов (1862-1930) /  Государственная Третьяковская галерея.

Postcard, 1955.
My collection.

12 December 2012

Béla Kondor "Man with Construction"

"Man with Construction" / Béla Kondor (1931-1972) / Hungary. / Privately owned.
"Mees konstruktsiooniga" / Béla  Kondor  / Ungari / Maal asub erakogus.
"Мужчина с конструкцией" / Бела Кондор (1931-1972)  / Венгрия / Частная собственность.

Postcard, 1970s(?)
My collection.

* Béla Kondor (February 17, 1931-December 12, 1972) was a Hungarian painter, prose writer, poet, photographer, and avant-garde graphic artist.

10 December 2012

Nikolay Shilder "The Temptation"

"The Temptation " (1856) / Nikolay Shilder (1828-1898) / The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

"Kiusatus" / Nikolai Schilder / Tretjakovi Galerii, Moskva.

"Искушение" (1856) / Николай Шилдер (1828-1898) / Государственная Третьяковская галерея.

Postcard, 1955.
My collection.

* Nikolay Shilder was born to a Baltic German father. He graduated from the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg. He became an academician of the Academy in 1861.
When Pavel Tretyakov bought his painting "The Temptation" in 1856, it marked the start of his collection (together with Vasili Khudyakov's The Smugglers) which later turned into the Tretyakov Gallery.


* Baltisaksa päritolu kunstniku Nikolai Schilderi maal "Kiusatus" oli üks neist kahest maalist, millest sai alguse kuulus Tretjakovi Galerii Moskvas.
Maal kujutab neiut, kes elab koos oma vana emaga ja teenib elatist käsitööga. Neiu koju tuleb "kosjamoor", kes pakub talle võimalust rahuldada ühe rikka mehe seksisoove, et saada raha...

9 December 2012

Novorossiysk. Russia. 1976 - 11.


1. Tsemesskaya Bay. 2. Street of Soviets. 3. Embankment, View of the port.

1. Tsemessi laht. 2. Nõukogude tänav. 3. Kaldapealne. Vaade sadamale.

1. Новороссийск. Цемесская бухта. 2. Улица Советов. 3. Набережная. Вид на порт.

Postcard, 1976.
My collection.
* From the set "The Hero City Novorossiysk".
* Postkaardikogumikust "Kangelaslinn Novorossiisk".
* Из набора открыток "Город-герой Новороссийск".

7 December 2012

"Beginner"

"Beginner" (1893) / Ivan Bogdanov (1855-1932) / The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

"Uustulnuk" / Ivan Bogdanov / Tretjakovi Galerii, Moskva.

"Новичок" (1893) / Иван Богданов (1855-1932) / Государственная Третьяковская галерея.

Postcard, 1956.
My collection.

3 December 2012

A Soviet Painter in America. 1975 - 9.

Chicago. / Mark Abramov (1913 - 1994).
Chicago.
Чикаго. 

Postcard, 1975.
My collection.

* From the set "American cities".
* Postkaardikogumikust "Ameerika linnades".
* Из комплектa открыток "По городам Америки".

1 December 2012

"At Breakfast"

"At Breakfast" (1965) / Janó Béres (1912) / Hungary.
"Hommikueine" / Janó Béres / Ungari.
"При завтраке" / Енэ Береш / Венгрия.

Postcard, 1970s.
My collection.
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