A clay bust of Mary with a child, Karel Havlíček, Czech Republic, 1942.
Beautiful, large clay bust made by Karel Havlíček in 1942
Delivering From: Lwówek Śląski, PL
Author: Karel Havlíček
Work title: ‘Matka Boží s dítětem’
Work dimensions: height 27 cm | width 31 cm | depth 14 cm
Technique: burnt clay
Beautiful, large clay bust made by Karel Havlíček in 1942. The sculpture shows Mary with baby Jesus. A very interesting sculpture in a figurative style. Original item, a real work of art, handcrafted in a single copy.
The item in good condition, clay without cracks, has slight, superficial damage visible in the photos. A wonderful, beautiful sculpture, signed, wonderful decorative object.
height 27 cm | width 31 cm | depth 14 cm
Dimensions in inches:
height 10.6 in | width 12.2 in | depth 5.5 in
Karel Havlíček (October 31, 1907 in Berlin – December 25, 1988 in Kada) was a Czech painter, artist and sculptor.
He was born in Berlin, where his parents moved from Vienna in 1903 because his father Karel started working in state theaters as a set designer. In 1923 they moved to Czechoslovakia, and his father joined the National Theater in Prague as a stage designer. Karel Havlíček junior studied in secondary schools in Berlin and Prague and, under the influence of his father and friends (Cesar Klein, Pankok, Emil Pirchan and Aravantinos), became interested in art. However, his father persuaded him to study law at Charles University, and after graduation he began his career as a clerk. In 1946 he moved to Kadaň and started working in the Thun porcelain factory in Klášterec nad Ohří. From 1955, he changed various heavy manual work. He fulfilled himself in visiting natural museums, reading his favorite Kant and Schopenhauer, and especially in drawing. For decades, he drew a picture every day. The communist regime did not allow his works to be exhibited, so only a few artists and writers recognized him, such as Karel Teige, Vratislav Effenberger and Ivo Pondělíček. Several exhibitions were held in Germany and Austria thanks to his friend Gotthard Schwinge. The city gallery in Kada is named after him.
|Dimensions||40 × 50 × 50 cm|
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