In the Current of Impressionism. Hungarian Painting 1830–1920


Date: 03/April/2009 - 02/August/2009

The French Impressionists opened a new chapter in the history of art with their painting, when they presented a modern alternative to the centuries-old academic tradition. Plein-air work, the atmospheric, light-infused world of the paintings went hand in hand with the liberty of choice in subject matter.

Opening in April 2009, our new temporary exhibition seeks to provide an overview of the related trends in Hungarian painting: those endeavours from the 19th century and the 1910s which can be linked to French Impressionism and plein-air painting. We also want to offer an insight into the local precedents, the art of the first half of the 19th century, from Miklós Barabás to Károly Markó, Sr. The display features such giants of Hungarian plein air as Pál Szinyei Merse, László Paál, Mihály Munkácsy and László Mednyánszky. The innovative works of the Nagybánya artist colony, the paintings of the Szolnok school’s artists, and the pictures of József Rippl-Rónai, János Vaszary, István Csók and other outstanding painters will be presented in a new approach.

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