Endre Bálint


Surrealist-style landscape painting featuring an animal and moon in the sky, house in landscape, and a horizontal figure, wheel, and vase beneath the ground.
In the 1940s and 1950s, Endre Bálint’s paintings began to feature mythological and fantastical symbols and figures, in a style sometimes reminiscent of Hungarian folk art and archaic art. In Homesickness, a human or humanoid figure lies in what looks like a burial mound, along with a wheel and some unidentifiable objects, one of which resembles an amphora. Influenced by post-World War II surrealist art, his work presents art as a manifestation of the subconscious. By 1959, when Homesickness was painted, Bálint had fled Hungary and was living in Paris.


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Published in: The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, vol. 9.

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