"Christ Liberated", a spectacular bronze sculpture, made with lost wax by Jean Delcourt, unique piece (1/1) in 1999.
Openwork, abstract and brutalist style, influenced by the sculptor Rik Poot.
Illustrated on page 969 of the book "La sculpture en Belgique à partir de 1830".
Provenance: private collection.
Bibliography: "La sculpture en Belgique à partir de 1830", Engelen - Marx, pages 968-969.
- Creator / Artist:Jean Delcourt (1939 - ....)
- Signature / Monogram:Signed "Jean Delcourt P.U. 1/1"
- Period:20th Century / 1999
- Country of Origin:Belgium
- Dimensions (H x W x D):34 x 15 x 14 cm
- Weight:2 Kg
- Style:Expressionnism / Brutalism
- Belgium Delivery:20€
- France Delivery:25€
- Europe Delivery:30€
- Worldwide Delivery:40€
Jean Delcourt was born in 1939 in Belgium. He worked as an industrial engineer and visited about twenty countries. He painted at that time, this discipline requiring little material. In 1979, he started to model clay as he did in his youth. He then turned to sculpture (1985). Between his travels, he took courses at the Charleroi Academy, in Jean Coenen's workshop, and felt more and more attracted by metal, welding and hammering. The woman, a seductive being, mother and inspirer of peace, as well as music take an important place in his work (flute players, violinists or tree trunks as instruments). His hobby, gliding, inspires him to make suspended and winged figures.
He casts his lost wax bronzes in his own workshop, sometimes in the presence of the public.
For the Société des Ingénieurs et Industriels, he made the Prix Industriel 1998 trophy.
Solo exhibitions since 1986: in Evere, Ulenhout (Netherlands), Jodoigne, Balâtre (France).
Participation in group exhibitions (from 1981) with the group "Phalanges", of which he is co-founder, in Holland, France, in the Roc d'Art Gallery, in Lineart Ghent (1998-2000). Participates in the festivals of Tallard / France, where he exhibits in the castle (from 1999). Works acquired by the Galerie d'Art café in Mougins/France (statue in welded iron, placed on the terrace, 1996) and by the Walloon Region (1997)....