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20th Century Art – A Different Perspective

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Ferenc Lantos
1929 - 2014
HUNGARIAN
ELEMENTS FROM THE FRIEZE OF THE DÉDÁSZ BUILDING, PÉCS, HUNGARY, 1969

Catalogue Note

Lantos’s geometric works aim at representing natural phenomena through geometry, placing emphasis on the mathematical laws which govern organic forms (such as the Fibonacci sequence and the Golden Ratio). Lantos’s experiments with enamel paint began in 1967 in a factory where he used iron plates, ovens and discarded enamel to produce sculptures, wall panels and architectural ornaments. The present panels from the DÉDÁSZ building frieze utilise the combination of circles and squares, a combination which became Lantos’s trademark and which creates a sense of the unity of life and motion. The variation and geometric forms of the frieze as a whole reflect the scientific and industrial progress taking place at the time, whilst also retaining a sense of the constructivist and Bauhaus heritage and unifying it with contemporary minimalism.

20th Century Art – A Different Perspective

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London