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Gross, Arnold The praise of the arts

Gross, Arnold: The praise of the arts
Private collection Hungary


With his rich, detailed etchings, Gross Arnold soon became popular, and during his college years he regularly visited the Museum of Fine Arts, studying in depth the engravings of the old masters, especially Rembrandt and Dürer. Later, there was no question for him to start dealing with this genre, he developed his own style in the 1950s, which cannot be confused with anyone else, his art is based on the complete renewal of etching.
His earlier monotonous, black-and-white works have been replaced by images of the rainbow’s sweeping, sweeping momentum, yet overflowing serenity and harmony, as evidenced by one of my main works, “Praise for Art”.
As if we were walking in a fantasy-born realm, the pictorial world of Gross Arnold's detail-rich graphics unfolds before us. At the center of the composition we see a painter and a model under a tent roof, behind them a picture of a semicircular theater unfolding, the lodge of which is crowded with people, curiously watching the performance in front of them. The lower part of the picture is not left free either, the garden in front of the building is dotted with plants, sunflowers, antique female sculptural heads, cheerful figures of small cottages, we feel almost in nature, as small birds chirp in the background. In the mirror provided by nature, our faces, beings, people, art and everyday life, the past of memories, the present of our consciousness, the future of our imagination: dream and reality appear on the etchings of Gross Arnold at the same time.
He leaves almost a millimeter free in the master's graphics, but this congestion is not disturbing at all, as following the composition of children's drawings the elements "merge" into an organic unity.


Artist Gross, Arnold (1929 - 2015)
Title The praise of the arts
Technique coloured etching on paper
Year of creation 1969
Signed Gross Arnold
Width 55 cm
Height 45 cm
Depth cm
Weight (scuptures) kg
This artwork comes with certificate
Framed artwork

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