Saturday, August 15, 2015

Lajos Vajda’s Visionary Photomontages

Hungarian avant-garde artist Lajos Vajda combined religious symbols, architectural and folk art motifs, abstract, figurative, and surrealistic elements on his pictures to create complex images. He developed a fascination with film that led to a prolific period as a collagist. His last abstract surreal drawings and photomontages exude a fear of fascism and prefigure the violence of the Second World War. He died of tuberculosis in 1941 at the age of 33.

Tolstoj and Gandhi, photocollage on wood, 1930-33, 19.7" x 24"
Lajos Vajda, Panther and Lilies, 1930-33, photocollage on paper, 25.5" x 20"
Chinese Execution, montage on paper, 1930-33, 9.1" x 12.4"

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