Ex-libris (bookplate) - Henrik Sipos

Archive / Ex Libris Collection

Accession Nr.: ELT 42.91
Artist/Maker:
Gara, Arnold (1882 - 1929)
Place of production: Budapest
Inscription: jobbra lent: GARA
Materials: paper
Techniques: cliché
Dimensions:
height: 10,9 cm
width: 8,1 cm
In the Henrik Sipos ex libris competition of the periodical A Ház (see the ex libris of Lajos Kozma), this piece received the second prize, symbolizing the fate of artists: a spiritualized, naked male figure walking on a rope hung above a crowd of mocking, everyday people at the height of factory chimneys. He is longing for the stars – “ad astra” - as an allegory of the lonely, difficult trouble-filled path of artistic vocation.

Literature

  • Szerk.: Szilágyi András, Horányi Éva: Szecesszió. A 20. század hajnala. (Az európai iparművészet korszakai.). Iparművészeti Múzeum, Budapest, 1996. - Nr. 9.336. (Horváth Hilda)