Ernest Louis Adolphe Wijnants - Torso
Ernest Louis Adolphe Wijnants
bronze sculpture Höhe 113 cm
The works of Ernest Wijnants, who studied at the Brussels Académie des Beaux-Arts, are abundantly represented in the museums of Belgium and Holland. In his sculptures, Wijnants assimilated a wide variety of influences - from Gothic panel painting to the Egyptian frieze. It is almost as though Georges de la Tour's female figures had fled into three-dimensionality, figures from cathedrals had shed their drapery and bounded out of their Gothic iconographic program, or the members of an Egyptian frieze had set themselves free. His sculptures thus are crystallizations of his personal, private interpretation of an art-historical cultural heritage.
Private collection, the Netherlands
Charles Bernard, Wijnants Album, Leiden 1924, without page, with full-page illus. (stone); Charles Bernhard, Ernest Wijnants, Antwerp 1930, without page, with full-page illus.