Portrait of Vincenc Makovský

Hana Wichterlová

Hana Wichterlová - Portrait of Vincenc Makovský
In 1926-1930, Hana Wichterlová and Vincenc Makovský lived in Paris, where they had moved after completing their sculpture studies in the studio of Jan Štursa at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. In the portrait of her friend, Wichterlová transformed the head into an elementary form and replaced the face with a deep incision bereft of anthropomorphic features. Inspired by the work of Constantin Brancusi, she radically turned away from traditional portrait sculpture. Eliminating the individual features of her sitters, she endeavoured to capture the emotional essence of their unique features and personality in simplified forms.
measurements: height 45 cm
width 18 cm
depth 28 cm
material: fired clay
inventory number: P 7010
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism
licence: copyrighted work

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