November 16th, 2014

Estonian Art Museum – a real treasury of masterpieces

Tags: is glad to inform that Estonian Post is to release a special stamp from the series "Art – From the treasury of the Estonian Art Museum". The issue depicts one of the brightest works of famous painter Herbert Lukk. The stamp will be put into circulation on the 17th of November.

The work of the painter Herbert Lukk (1892-1919) is not very numerous, but it speaks to us about an exceptional and bold artist who has made a major contribution to colour. Episodes from his short life are his beginning of art studies at Ants Laikmaa's studio and his self-improvement in Helsinki where Lukk, similar to Konrad Mägi, apparently discovered the opportunity of experiencing Alfred William Finch's colour dot world.

Mosaic works looking for the gay colours of Tallinn yards of 1918, its fences and roofs, made people speak about Lukk as a progressive force which remained among the summits of his creative work. Senior sergeant Lukk fell at the age of 27 in the second year of the Estonian War of Liberation.

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