Ex-libris (bookplate)

Archive / Ex Libris Collection

Accession Nr.: ELT 94.127
Artist/Maker:
Sassy (Aiglon), Attila (1880 - 1967)
Place of production: Budapest
Inscription: AIGLON
Materials: paper
Techniques: cliché
Dimensions:
height: 11,4 cm
width: 9,2 cm
The erotic ex libris designed for Dr. Kamillo Reuter (1874-1954), a psychiatrist and university professor is a poetic description of physical love and fertilization: there is a naked, reclining female figure with her legs spread, above her there is a winged, flying male figure, with flowers springing from his seed. The ex libris is made unique with the daring, dynamic, linear drawing and the erotic ornaments, built mainly upon the tension of lines, motifs and patches. The artist approached the questions and the mystery of life in several of his pieces.

Literature

  • Horváth Hilda: Szexlibris: Erotikus ex librisek kiállítása a budapesti Iparművészeti Múzeum és magángyűjtők kollekciójából. Iparművészeti Múzeum, Budapest, 2003. - 21.
  • Szerk.: Szilágyi András, Horányi Éva: Szecesszió. A 20. század hajnala. (Az európai iparművészet korszakai.). Iparművészeti Múzeum, Budapest, 1996. - Nr. 9.339. (Horváth Hilda)