Angel

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Ungheria, 2005

Ottone, 45 cm

Acquistato tramite la LVM-ART (Csongrád) nel 2008


Györgyi Lantos è una metà del duo romantico e creativo formato con suo marito Istvan Mate. Lantos studia presso l'accademia di belle arti ungherese a Budapest (1971-1976), dove incontra il suo partner. Insieme definiscono un percorso artistico collaborativo e complementare di apertura e accessibilità, creando sculture non provocatorie, bensì integrative dell'inconscio collettivo. Tutti e quattro i pezzi di Györgyi Lantos sposano questo ideale, attingendo da soggetti storici e decantati miti culturali. Angel è un'ulteriore variazione della figura femminile seminuda. Mentre Nike e Beatrice sono state scolpite in una salda verticalità, Angel, così come Europe Rediscovered, si avventura nel fragile equilibrio dell'orizzontalità, una sensazione accentuata dal piedistallo all'apparenza inappropriato. Lo squilibrio avvertito conferisce incredibile levità alla scultura. La figura appare, se non già in volo, pronta ad ascendere, a librarsi verso il cielo, priva di legami con il terreno che schernisce.
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