BELA DE KRISTO Art Deco Cubist Oil on Canvas Man Playing Guitar
Art Deco cubist painting of guitar player by Bela De Kristo. Strong Cubist style and colors, original and of the period. The image representing a solo guitarist with dancers in the background and sheet music adds to the overall feeling and artist execution.
Bela de Kristo’s work is hugely varied. Over the years he constantly renewed his mode of expression, making models, photomontages, illustrated children’s’ books, cartoons, and theatre stage sets. Using a rigorous cubist format, de Kristo’s work displays an additional sensitivity and a softened vision of the world. In his early period, he was greatly influenced by the Russian Constructivists such as Malevich as well as Picasso’s synthetic cubist works. This combination of influences is in evidence in ‘Suprematist Composition,’ (1948). There is ever-present humor in his work, sometimes naïve in its display. De Kristo invited the viewer to consider surface beauty along with the subjective depth. He was a lover of color. Harmonizing shades and tones, he broke the lines and curves of objects and light into the multiple perspectives of cubism.
Drawing from the subjects that surrounded him Bela de Kristo was inspired by the happenings of everyday life. He tried to use abstraction in a similar way to the Surrealists but it was in his cubism that he excelled. After withdrawing from the Parisian world, Bela de Kristo moved to Normandy, where he died in 2006.
18″ W x 21.5″ T
21.5″ W x 24″ T Framed