FROM RAFAEL TO TIEPOLO -- THE MASTERPIECES OF ITALIAN ART FROM THE ESZTERHÁZY COLLECTION
The masterpieces of Italian art from the 16th to the 18th century from the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts
The collection that by now has become legendary was first exhibited in 1815 in Vienna, from where it was brought to Pest in 1865. Later on the collection consisting of 637 paintings, 3.500 drawings and 51.000 graphic reprintswas bought by the Hungarian State. It formed a basis for the Museum of Fine Arts that was founded in 1896 and inaugurated in 1906. The purpose of the present collection is to show the collecting activity of the aristocratic family as well as to illustrate the course of development of Italian art starting from Rafael’s painting “The Madonna of the Eszterházy” to arrive at “St. James overcomes the Moors” by Tiepolo. To supplement the exhibition there will also be a catalogue containing ten essays about the Eszterházy family from a historical viewpoint.
Idea and production: Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
A HUNGARIAN IN PARIS
This exhibition offers a refined picture of the interaction between Western European and Hungarian culture. Although József Rippl-Rónai was closely associated with the Nabis Group, he developed an individual set of artistic means of expression and created his own aesthetics in the course of almost four decades. The exhibition has been shown in a number of countries in Europe and will also be organised in Paris.
Idea and production: Hungarian National Gallery,
The theme of the exhibition is remembering and forgetting. It gives a cross-section of the Hungarian art of the nineties. The scene itself, the Way of the Cross and the dining hall of the Carmelite cloister with Jörg Rattgeb’s frescos, provided the idea of the exhibition.
23 artists of three generations shall present their works, starting from the re-discovered technique of the panel picture (oil on canvas) to the Digitart.
Idea and conception: Katalin Keserű, art history
docent of the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest
ÁGNES EPERJESI’S EXHIBITION
The photography works of the artist will be exhibited.
Idea: Ágnes Eperjesi
The exhibition of the work of young artists aims to mediate the “cool”, an internationally recognised art movement presenting a special attitude towards life - by the technical means of multimedia.
Curator: Júlia Fabényi
The works of Pál Almási, a photographer living in Paris after the First World War, now count as the masterpieces of Hungarian art photography, which by now has a long tradition.
Curators: Dr. Andreas Bee, MMK Frankfurt, Dr.
László Beke, Art Hall, Budapest
ANDRÉ KARTÉSZ EXHIBITION
The photos of the world famous Hungarian artist André Kertész shall be presented by a life-work exhibition rich in material.
Curator: Károly Kincses