Nov 25, 2013

Estonia FDC on "From the Treasury of the Estonian Art Museum"

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From the Treasury of the Estonian Art Museum

Date of Issue : 15 November 2013

Elmar Kits (1913–1972) graduated from the Pallas Higher Art School in 1939 and he was considered the future hope of Estonian art. Elmar Kits was born and lived all his life in Tartu. Elmar Kits’s painting, After Dinner (1944), is the scene of a summer afternoon delicately painted in light hues. Only the tower of St John’s that lacks its steeple refers to the war and destruction in Tartu. Despite a very traditional scene the picture embraces a very large number of hints, including the importance of pre-war culture and the tense situation of a frontline city.

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