BELGIUM, J. Lambeaux, bronze, Belgium, 1852-1908

A bust of a smiling woman with a bonnet on her head, a resident of the Belgian countryside. The creator of the figure considered himself a realist, which may explain the choice of subject matter. The smooth finish of the sculpture is intended to attract the viewer's attention, inviting them to follow the play of light.

le = "color: # 888888;">Belgium, turn of the 19th and 20th centuries

Jef Lambeaux.

Patinated bronze.

Ref. Jef. Lambeaux

Dim. 69 x 44 x 30 cm.

Good condition.

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12 000 zł tax incl.

Jef (actually Joseph Maria Thomas) Lambeaux (1852-1908) - Belgian sculptor, born in Antwerp. He studied in his hometown. He presented his first work - War - to a wider audience in 1871. He spent some time in Paris, then he went to Italy, where he became enchanted by Giambologni's sculptures. Mannerist figures made him reflect on the movement and dynamics of the human body, which is manifested, among others, by The Barbo Fountain standing on the market square in Antwerp. The sculptures created at the turn of the century did not escape controversy. They were accused of excessive sensuality and excessive eroticism. In his works, Lambeaux wanted to attract the viewer's eye, hence the focus on a surprising, dynamic form.