Portrait king baudouin- tibor dengyel-"la commanderie"
EXHIBITION ORGANIZED IN THE FAIRS OF THE COMMANDERIE
A LAST GESTURE OF S.M THE QUEEN FABIOLA
Portrait of HM King Baudouin
Oil s / canvas 70x50
Painted by Tibor Dengyel in 1955
Following the wish expressed by HM Queen Fabiola, donated by Mrs. Livia Dengyel-Salgo (Widow of the Artist) to the Tourist Office of Brussels, of a portrait of HM King Baudouin, made in 1955 by the Hungarian painter Tibor Dengyel (1913-2000)
On this occasion
Exhibition of the works of Tibor Dengyel
Commandery Trade Shows - Rue de la Chapelle 17 in 1000 Brussels
Under the Patronage of the Hungarian Embassy, ??Mrs. Livia Dengyel-Salgo, Tourist Office -Brussels Promotion 1886, Balassi Institute Brussels (Hungarian Cultural Institute in Brussels)
November / December 2014.
"Thanks to her, a portrait of King Baudouin will remain Belgian!"
Sad coincidence: while Belgium pays the ultimate tribute to Queen Fabiola, ends this Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December at the Commanderie, at 17 rue de la Chapelle - in front of the church of the same name - a exhibition of fifty works by the Hungarian painter Tibor Dengyel, with as an exceptional piece a portrait of the young King Baudouin made in 1955.
"The painter Dengyel, who died in Brussels in 2000, had left to his widow, Mrs. Livia Dengyel-Salgo, still living in Brussels, various works including this portrait of the King", explains Pierre Goffin, head of Art Promotion SA who organizes exhibitions in Belgium and abroad.
"Having met her soon after the death of her husband, we took care, through the association Association for the Promotion of Art, to exhibit the works of her husband." Among these was the portrait of the King. We have restored and framed this painting and proposed to Mrs Dengyel to offer it at the Palace, then we talked about the project with Carine Verstraeten of the Tourist Office asking for her advice to contact the Palace, and Queen Fabiola acknowledged receipt of her request. letter and proposed to keep this painting at the headquarters of the Tourist Office, in memory of his late husband, which was officially done during the present exhibition ... "
A HALF CENTURY IN BRUSSELS
But who was Tibor Dengyel? As the art historian Didier Paternoster says, Tibor Dengyel, who died in May 2000 in Brussels, would have been 101 years old. At the age of 17, with his passion for drawing and painting, he entered the Academy, then in 1935, went to Budapest to continue his artistic studies.
After obtaining a scholarship to deepen his knowledge in Turkey or Belgium, he opted for our country where he arrived in 1948. Based in Brussels, he continued his career. An excellent connoisseur of the history of art, he turned to the restoration of ancient works. But Dengyel was above all an artist eager to create and devoted himself to a very personal work.
A PORTRAIT ALSO OF ACHILLE VAN ACKER
Didier Paternoster also recalls that "to his creative career was superimposed a vocation as a pedagogue that led him to direct a private course in Ixelles, Auderghem, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert ...".
His universe? "Portraits, landscapes, views of cities, popular types and figures of folklore, nudes, bouquets, fantastic evocations and truculent scenes of carnival or carnival" ... For the artist, "the essential is not not to draw a faithful portrait of the place, but to highlight the elements that make it so beautiful and particular, as the proof is that many landscapes were born in the intimacy of the workshop, and sometimes many years after visit of the artist ".
PROPHET IN ITS COUNTRY OF ADOPTION
Similarly, Tibor Dengyel made "classic portraits but with a lot of psychological depth.Many of his portraits are commands, but it is never surprising to flatter the model.Beyond the appearance, the physiognomy itself, it is more interiority that attracts him. " If we owe him about fifty portraits besides Moerdijk, Tibor Dengyel painted the king Baudouin but also the Prime Minister Achille Van Acker. These two works have seated his reputation in this field.
On the occasion of the centenary of its birth, three exhibitions took place in Brussels in 2013: at the Banca Monte Paschi Belgio headquarters, at the Balassi Brussels Institute and at the Gallery Pictura Aeterna at Petit Sablon. This weekend, it can be discovered on December 13th and 14th from 11 am to 6 pm at the Commanderie.
Christian Laporte, La Libre Belgique, Thursday 11 March 2014
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