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Opus 1, 1922

  • painted in grey, gypsum
  • 41 x 37 x 37 cm
  • Inv. 2002-A

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In addition to his paintings, Victor Servranckx also did just a few sculptures. This work, Opus 1, dates from his purely abstract geometric period, which, in his own estimation, was from 1921 to 1924. It was made of bronze, onyx and plaster. In 1923, Servranckx incorporated portrayals of this sculpture twice, from different angles, into one of his most monumental paintings, Exaltation of Mechanisation, which is in the Royal Museums of the Fine Art of Belgium in Brussels. The Musée d’Ixelles has a painting by Servranckx from the same year, called Opus 53, depicting only this same sculpture against a uniform background.


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Diegem 1897 - Vilvoorde 1965

Title Opus 1
Date 1922
Period 20th century
Medium and support painted in grey
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings year and signature on the base: 1921 / SERVRANCKX [waarschijnlijk geantidateerd]
Collection sculpture AAT
Object type gypsum AAT
Inventory number 2002-A
Current whereabouts Work on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2002-A
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/4781/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300417511 abstract art (general art genre) AAT
300134149 nonobjective AAT
Keywords Iconclass 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art Iconclass
49D30 'Planimetria', 'Ichonografia' (Ripa) Iconclass
49D35 polygon (~ planimetry, geometry) Iconclass
49D36 circle (~ planimetry, geometry) Iconclass
49D4 stereometry, solid geometry Iconclass
49D48 sphere, globe ~ stereometry Iconclass
51AA3 Abstractness, Insubstantiality Iconclass
School / Style abstract (general art genre) AAT
Victor Servranckx : De jaren twintig (tentoonstelling Oostende, Mu.Zee, 15.09.2012 - 06.01.2013) / Phillip Van den Bossche, Anouck Clissen, Sergio Servellón, Ann Verdonck. - Oostende : Mu.ZEE, 2012
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