A very large detailed and beautiful bronze bust.
Signed on the right shoulder Jef Lambeaux.
Normal signs of old-age.
H 66 cm
Approx. 15 kg
Jef Lambeaux (Antwerp, 14 January 1852 - Brussels June 5, 1908) was a Belgian sculptor. He could create a world in the sense of Till Eulenspiegel mixed with a Dionysian joy.
Lambeaux studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp. He joined a group of young artists, led by Jan van Beers. They were a bit notorious for their eccentric behaviour, including walks in Antwerp dressed up in historical costumes. His first work, "War", was exhibited in 1871. In Paris he made "The Beggar" and "The Kiss" (1881), considered as his masterpiece. During a visit to Italy, he was strongly impressed by Giambologna’s sculptures. This gave him a great preference for the effects of force and motion in the human figure.
In 1883, he was one of the founding members of the artists' circle Les Vingt. The Brabo Fountain (1887) on the Grote Markt in Antwerp, is inspired by the motion effects in Giambologna’s work, a suppleness already in anticipation of Art Nouveau.
- N.º de artículos
- Busto, Escultura
- Jef Lambeaux (1852 - 1908)
- Periodo estimado
- hacia 1900
- País de origen
- Buen estado - usado y con signos menores de los años
- 66 cm