Painters Paintings Vilmos Aba-Novák (1894 –1941): Comedians (cropped by the sides), 1941, tempera o…
Painters Work Vilmos Aba-Novák (1894 –1941): Comedians (cropped by the perimeters), 1941, tempera on wooden, 120 x 100 cm (47.24 inch x 47.24 inch), Personal assortment
The mysterious, ambiguous world of the world has impressed artists because the beginnings. Watteau’s clown, Cezanne’s Harlekin and Pierrot or Degas’s acrobats and Serat’s equestrienne are solely among the a number of examples. Some artists, like Picasso or Aba-Novák, made entire sequence of circus-pictures. The attraction of this peculiar world is kind of comprehensible: the paradox of it, the antagonism of the world of a efficiency and that of the life behind the scenes is an thrilling theme. However, the determine of the clown typically symbolised the tragic dichotomy of artist’s life. In lots of photos the represented clown is a self-portrait.
Aba-Novák started to color his circus-pictures after his return from the Italian examine tour. His representing of the acrobats, whose relaxation appears simply as peculiar as their work, and is so completely different from on a regular basis life, is like an objection in opposition to the banality of civil life. Aba-Novák’s potential to create symbols will be seen right here. The comedians, masks and hoofers remained amongst his matters all via his life, as it is usually represented by this worthwhile, late image. (Péter Molnos)