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 Bury, Pol (1922 - )
Belgium

Mélangeur, 1961

Wood and aluminium;
122 x 122 x 15 cm
Kinetic Art

UID 102-82



Biography

Belgian sculptor and painter who, after having studied at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Mons, joined the Surrealist group Rupture. His early paintings were strongly influenced by Magritte and Yves Tanguy. In 1947, he joined the Jeune Peinture Belge group in Brussels and, in 1949, he was co-founder of the Cobra group, where he remained until 1951. On discovering the work of Alexander Calder, he decided to join the Abstract Art group in 1952. He developed an interest in changes of time and space which led, in 1953, to his first kinetic objects, Plans Mobiles. In 1963, Bury created his first sculptures in polished wood. In 1972, with the sponsorship of the Renault company, he created a group of 50 moving columns 3 metres high and, in 1976, he began work on hydraulic sculptures which were moved by the weight of water. These were followed by many works integrated in architecture, such as the fountains installed in the courtyard of the Palais Royal in Paris, in Brussels and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.



Exhibitions

Accrochage Nº1, Selection of Portuguese and French Artists in The Berardo Collection
Embaixada de França (French Embassy), Portugal
27-04-2005 ~ 15-10-2005

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
27-01-2000 ~ 27-08-2000

Arte Cinética / Arte Op na Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
29-09-2001 ~ 31-10-2001

A Colecção Berardo a partir do Atelier Brancusi
Galeria Jornal de Notícias, Portugal
26-01-2007 ~ 24-03-2007

A Revolução Cinética
Museu do Chiado, Portugal
13-03-2008 ~ 15-06-2008


Bibliography

Accrochage Nº1, Selection of Portuguese and French Artists in The Berardo Collection, 2005
Published by 90 Graus Editora, Lda.
ISBN 9728964013

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999, 2000
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 972817652X

Pol Bury Sculptures Cinétisations 1953-1988, 1989
Published by Galerie Renée Ziegler

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105







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