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Humanities and Science University Journal № 48 (Philology and Archaeology, World History, Art History), 2019

V. Huszбr’s Kinetic Painting

M. S. Stebackov
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The 100th anniversary of De Stijl was celebrated in 2017. Due to this 
fact, a lot of retrospective exhibitions were held in a number of major 
museums of the Netherlands. During the 2010s, large-scale exhibition 
projects dedicated to De Stijl have been carried out in museums of the 
world as well. However, there are few sources and studies of Vilmos 
Huszбr’s creative heritage in the world. V. Huszбr was in close contact 
with Theo van Doesburg. Huszбr was the fi rst of the De Stijl artists to 
conceive a cinematic implementation of his several ideas. Theo van 
Doesburg named one of these works by V. Huszбr “a kinetic painting”. 
Due to the limitations of colour reproduction by means of the cinema 
in the fi rst third of the 20th century, Huszбr created a sculpture to be 
demonstrated as a shadow on the screen. Working in the accordance with 
the De Stijl composition principles, Huszбr created sculptures, which 
could be attributed to the avant-garde art such as the kinetic sculpture.
Keywords: De Stijl, Mechanical Dancing Figure, Dada Tour of Holland, kinetic 
sculpture, neoplastic composition, non-fi gurative painting, Vilmos Huszбr
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