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Soviet Estonian artist Elmar Yanovich Kits 1913-1972

V.I. Lenin. 1969. Oil canvas. State art museum of Estonian SSR, Tallin. Soviet Estonian artist Elmar Yanovich Kits (1913-1972)

V.I. Lenin. 1969. Oil canvas. State art museum of Estonian SSR, Tallin. Painting by Soviet Estonian artist Elmar Yanovich Kits (27 April 1913 – 24 March 1972)

Soviet Estonian artist Elmar Yanovich Kits (27 April 1913 – 24 March 1972) – People’s Artist of the Estonian SSR, laureate of the State Prize of the Estonian SSR. Born in 1913 in Tartu, in 1939 he graduated from the Higher Art School “Pallas” in Tallinn. And in 1944-1949 he taught at the Tartu Art Institute. Elmar Kits the author of paintings, portraits, still lifes and landscapes. Characterized by a desire for analysis and a broad generalization of life phenomena (triptych “Music, ballet, fine arts”, “Builders”), emotional and coloristic refinement.
In the canvas “V. I. Lenin “(1969), the artist finds the original form of a publicistic epic. The picture of revolutionary events consists of separate “frames” framing the central figure of Lenin. This method also creates a deep associative course of disclosure of the plot and at the same time enhances the moment of authenticity of the image. The tall imaginative structure did not deprive the picture of inner warmth and deep sincerity. Noble color, softly reminiscent of a fresco, contributes to the imaginative significance of the art.

Bouquet of flowers

Bouquet of flowers. Painting by Estonian artist Elmar Yanovich Kits (27 April 1913 – 24 March 1972)

Soviet Estonian artist Elmar Yanovich Kits

sources
Soviet Painting 1917-1973 illustrated catalog. Soviet artist. Moscow. 1976
Exhibitions of Soviet Art illustrated albums 1960-1980