World Journal

Hungarian title:

Világ - Budapest VI. Andrássy út 47.

Size:

Pre-war 1 Sheet (cca. 63 x 95 cm)

Year:

1917

Condition:

Fine, light fold marks and wear, small tears.

Material:

Paper, lithography.

Price: $14000

Description:

Fémes Beck was a goldsmith and sculptor, active in the 1900s and 1910s. After he travelled througout Europe in the early years of the century, he came home, and joined the art life. He was in close connection with the avant-garde writers and poets of Nyugat journal. He was also friend of the avant-garde painter group called Nyolcak (The Eight) around 1909-1911. He exhibited his works together with them, just like his brother, who was also a famous sculptor, Fülöp Beck Ö. In 1913 he took part in an international exhibition in the Művészház, and he published an article about Archipenko.

His poster for the journal Világ (World) reflects the artistic ideas of the painter group The Eight and of Fémes-Beck himself. He used a male nude with a torch that symbolized the enlightenment and a new world order. The figure reflects the artist's interest for the human form and for motion.

The poster was printed in the famous Miklós Biró Printing House.

Fémes Beck was considered to be a great talent of Hungarian art, but he died at the age of 33 because of a disease he caught during the front service in the First World War.

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