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Vilt, Tibor Clown with lant

Vilt, Tibor: Clown with lant
Private collection Hungary


Tibor Vilt was one of the innovators of modern Hungarian sculpture and an example to the young generation of artists. At the beginning of his career as an artist, he created his works in a closed and tight world. Until the mid-1930s, his work was marked by several styles, including Egyptian and medieval sculpture, as well as the style of Cubism and Classicism. made small sculptures (Rope Dancer 1950, Indifference 1950) from metal, glass, bronze.
The Clown with Guitar is one of Tibor Vilt's small sculptures, which, although he may have made them in the 1950s, still bears the frontality of Egyptian sculpture. The man in a closed composition, leaning on a tree trunk, is rigidly in front of us, he will not "sound" his instrument now, squeezing it into him, it melts into him with it.
Tibor Vilt expressively modeled his small sculpture with an exciting surface design. An excellent reference for his work is the bronze statue in the Hungarian National Gallery (Clown with a Flower 1950), whose surface treatment, button-like protrusions and, last but not least, the lute itself are as eerily composed as the Male lute. Vilt's small sculpture shows how well the artist is good at machining the material, namely the bronze, to express the figure. The small sculpture entitled Clown with a Guitar can be found in the monograph on the Kossuth and Munkácsy Mihály Prize-winning artist (Jean Cassou Kovács Péter Vilt Tibor), but it can also be found on the Internet in the form of a catalog published by the Institut Hongrois de Paris in 2009. In addition to the catalog entitled The School of Europe: The Art of Freedom and the Freedom of Art 1945-1948, the Hungarian National Gallery also holds a copy of Tibor Vilt's bronze statue.


Artist Vilt, Tibor (1905 - 1983)
Title Clown with lant
Technique bronze on wooden stand
Year of creation 1970-ies
Width 10 cm
Height 40 cm
Depth cm
Weight (scuptures) kg
This artwork comes with certificate
Unique piece
Framed artwork

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