Immendorff. Long Live Painting – Exhibition

ImmendorffJörg Immendorff was one of the most outstanding contemporary German painters. He was born in 1945 and he died in 2007. Immendorff was also a sculptor, designer and art professor.

He is one of the most divisive painters of the post-war German artists and his paintings can not be classified into historical or other categories but on the other hand he is one of the most typical German painter not only because he was interested in the German political questions and issues but because in his paintings he adopted earlier German painting traditions from Otto Dix, George Grosz and Max Beckmann. On his paintings he used exultant colours and his vivid imaginary. The exhibition is mostly focused on the transformation he had through the years in his art works. The exhibition presents Immendorff works in a new way and visitors will have the chance to explore the development of the artist through his paintings. The main goal of the exhibition is to show the vivid colours he used on his paintings, the shades and the details. The exhibition will take place in the capital of Hungary in Budapest at the Museum of Fine Arts. It will be shown from 9th November 2014 until next year 15th February 2015.

If you want to know more on the exhibition and the museum, visit the official site.


World Press Photo 2014 in Budapest

Mothers and sons / Mères et filsThis year in 2014 the World Press Photo exhibition will open its gates again. The exhibition will take place in the heart of Budapest in Hungary.

Every year the exhibition shows the current issues and events around us in the world. This is one of the most popular events in Hungary and in Budapest. The World Press Photo exhibition shows a wide range of pictures from last year and at the exhibition visitors will have the chance to get more information on the events such as the biggest sport events and political happenings, every day life and the most outstanding figures of last year. The exhibition displays more than 143 pictures.

The World Press Photo is an independent non-profit organisation which was formed in 1955 and based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The World Press Photo is focused on presenting the world how it is and to let the visitors discover and explore more of the world we live in. During the exhibition visitors will have the chance to see the best pictures of the world from last year and to understand the outer world around us. The World Press Photo 2014 will take place in Budapest at the Nèprajzi Múzeum from 26th September until 26th October 2014. The tickets for the exhibition for adults is 2100Ft but there are family and reduced tickets as well.

If you want to know more on the museum, the exhibition and the prices check the official site.

Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age – Exhibition

Rembrandt BudapestThe exhibition Rembrandt and the Golden Age shows the visitors the 17th century which was one of the golden ages in the European and its art works in the Netherlands.

The exhibition has a wide collection of the best paintings from this period of time and it is focused mostly on the best Rembrandt paintings. Rembrandt is one of the most outstanding painters of the Dutch Golden Age. He was a Dutch painter and he is considered one of the biggest figures in the Dutch history and in the European art. The National Museum of Fine Arts display more than 170 paintings from different artist from this period of time and over 20 masterpieces from Rembrandt. The exhibition is focused on the Dutch Golden Age and visitors can have the chance to discover this age from a different point of view.

The exhibition gives the opportunity to the visitors to explore the best masterpieces from this period of time and to get familiar with the life back in Rembrandt’s days. The exhibition is in collaboration with other museums from Europe. It works with Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and the Kremer Collection. The exhibition will be held in the capital of Hungary, Budapest at the Museum of Fine Arts from 31st October 2014 to 15th February 2015.

For more information on the museum and the exhibition check the official site.

Raphael exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts

Raphael, Leonardo and Michelangelo, these three names are familiar even for those who have no idea about the arts. Moreover, if you expressly love renaissance painting, it is a must see program to visit the Raphael exhibition between 13 November 2013 and 16 February 2014 at the Museum of Fine Arts. However, the youngest member of the trio worked only for two decades, he had a great impact on his contemporaries and the next generation of artists too.

Raphael Sanzio was born in art family, so he inherited his talent from their relatives, but he became orphan when he was 11. Two years later he moved to Pietro Vannucci master, who taught him, and he had opportunity to help his master with the make of ordered paintings. When he was 21, he moved to Florence, where Leonardo da Vinci and the young Michelangelo had an impact on him. He met with realist painting here. In his workshop, talented, artists of next generations worked. His works are important part of the art still today.

The Museum of Fine Arts will exhibit Raphael’s 80 paintings in this temporary exhibition, but it won’t only about the artist’s talent, but it will illustrate the next generation’s opinion about the master’s art legacy. Do not miss this unique experience and see the renaissance art’s one of most outstanding members’ work at the Museum of Fine Arts from this November in Budapest!

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Rafael exhibition Budapest
November 13, 2013, – February 16th, 2014
Museum of Fine Arts

Monet, Gauguin, Szinyei Merse, Rippl-Rónai exhibition at the National Gallery

Yes, you actually read the title correctly; these and other famous painters’ work are exhibited at the National Gallery in Budapest until 13 October 2013!

Monet Nemzeti GaleriaThe exhibition is special in several ways. First of all, this is the reunited Museum of Fine Arts’ and National Gallery’s first common exhibition. The other reason is, the Israel Museum have big part in the exhibition’s life. The institution in Jerusalem and the Hungarian Museum of Fine Arts have worked together earlier, when the Holy Land’s Heritage exhibition was in Budapest in 2009 and at the same time the Israel Museum showed Hungarian graphics to its audience.

The three cultural institutions, the Israel Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Hungarian National Gallery show masterpieces like Monet’s, Gauguin’s and the Hungarian Rippl-Rónai’s and Szinyei Merse’s works, as you can see in the title. Besides them visitors could admire in the art of Pissarro, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne and Van Gogh too, and they are just the foreign names! Naturally the Hungarian talents can’t stay out from this monumental event, so you could see the masterpieces of Ferenczy Károly, Vaszary János, Fényes Adolf or Mednyánszky László in the Gallery.

If you like art and your favorite topic is exactly the impressionism and post-impressionism, you should definitely visit the National Gallery until 13 October 2013 in Budapest!

Exhibition-group at the National Gallery
Until October 13th

Robert Capa exhibition at the National Museum

Autumn is almost here and Budapest will welcome visitors with great programs and exhibitions. If you want some culture, you definitely should visit the Hungarian National Museum, where you can see the famous photographer, Robert Capa’s exhibition between 18 September 2013 and 12 January 2014.

Robert CápaFriedmann Endre was born in 1913 in Budapest. He started to pay attention for photography in early 30s as a hobby, but he realized that it could be great livelihood. Before the Second World War he studied journalism in Berlin, but he had to leave the city because of his Jewish origin. After that he moved back to Budapest for a while, but because of the harder and harder anti-Semitism he immigrated to Paris. His life was hard in the French capital too, so he decided to devote his life to photography, he changed his name to Robert Capa after his nickname, “Shark” (Shark in Hungarian is Cápa). The new name brought referrals to him and shortly he became Capa, the famous documentary and war correspondent. The Hungarian photographer travelled around five war places with his machine: the Spanish civil war, the Chinese inquisition of Japan, the Second World War’s European places, the first Arab-Israel conflict and Indochina. He died on the last place, when he stepped on a grenade during work.

The National Museum would like to show Capa’s all habits, passions and life style between 18 September 2013 and 12 January 2014.

Robert Capa exhibition

September 18th – January 12th
Hungarian National Museum

Public Media Day 2013

MTV - Public Media DAyThe Public Media day is a perfect family program in Budapest at the Millenáris on 7 September 2013 from 9.30 at the morning to late night. The programs will be in Hungarian and they will be about the Hungarian Public Media, the Hungarian Television and the Hungarian Radio. Nonetheless, do not hesitate and visit the Millenáris, if you will be in Budapest on exactly the Public Media day, because you could find the perfect for your family and yourself between the great programs and exhibitions.

Between the children programs there will be the meeting with the Hungarian Television’s iconic tale figures, and the visit of the tale heroes’ home. Music lovers could karaoke or listen concerts. One of the most interesting exhibitions you could see 200 photos from the history of Hungarian Television in 60s, 60s and 70s, which are from the MTVA Archive. Besides the photos you could see archive films too. Visitors could see the Hungarian Television’s costume store; moreover they could wear these costumes and take pictures for memory. Those, whom wouldn’t bother, the programs will be in Hungarian, could see the Hungarian Television’s today most popular shows in live. As the crown of the day you could hear 30 popular Hungarian artists’ hits with the escort of the Hungarian Radio’s symphonic band.

This day would be a perfect program opportunity for those, who will be in Budapest on 7 September 2013. Have fun!

Public Media Day 2013
September 7th

Bigot Pavilon exhibition at the Museum of Applied Arts

Bigot pavilonWe mostly recommend our next article to those who love to admire. We are talking about an exhibition at the beautiful and symbolic museum of Budapest, the Museum of Applied Arts. Visitors could see a part of the museum’s 2013 project of Art Nouveau with the title Bigot Pavilon.

Everything started in 1900 when they organized the “Art Nouveau World Expo” in Paris. The Museum of Applied Arts director was Radisics Jenő, who bought several beautiful pieces here. The bought things included Alexander Bigot’s several works, architectural specimens, like ashlars, fireplace frames, plastic decorated columns, consoles and friezes. The bought objects have been in the Museum of Decorative Art’s (Applied Arts) warehouse and in addition to the XX century’s audience in Paris nobody could see them – until now.

The museum decided to release Radasics’s best purchases; moreover they completed it with a drinking set what made in the Bigot’s ceramics factory around 1900. The drinking set’s form, incredibly beautiful gloss, demanding silver socket evoke luxury and wealth. Actually the museum could buy this piece with the government’s help in the end of 2012. Between the exhibited objects there are building ceramics, what you can see on secession buildings’ and palaces’ frontage in Paris today too.

If you spend some day in Budapest and you are fascinated by the Museum of Applied Arts building, feel free yourself and check this and the other exhibitions too!

Bigot Pavilon exhibition
Museum of Applied Arts
Until February 24th, 2014

Ancient burial masks at the National Museum

Have you ever thought about that what do you want to do in 2013 summer? Unfortunately at lots of places the weather is not suitable to beach, so we recommend you the beautiful and special cities’ discover firstly.

Burial masksThere are so many interesting attractions in a foreign country’s capital or other cities, but when the temperature reaches the 30 or more degrees, people would like to spend their free time at the beach or in a spa, but not in a museum. But here comes the time, and the capital of Hungary, Budapest knows it!

In the center city, exactly at the Hungarian National Museum at the Múzeum Boulevard there are lots of incredibly interesting exhibition in this year. One of them is the best temporary exhibition, the Ancient burial masks exhibition, which is available between 22 June and 13 September 2013. At the exhibition visitors could know more about the conquistador Hungarians’ funerary customs. It is known, that the Hungarians lubricated the dead people faces’ with a special material, what harden during the years and became a mask. Unfortunately, today there are only ten masks, and those, who visit the National Museum for this fantastic exhibition, could see photos about these.

Spend some lovely day in the capital of Hungary, Budapest and meet with the Hungarians’ habits and culture! Have a great time!

Ancient burial masks
Hungarian National Museum
June 22th – September 13th

Van Gogh exhibition in Budapest

If you visit to Budapest before 30 November in 2013 make sure to visit the Vam Design Center where you can experience a marvellous exhibition named Vincent Van Gogh’s Dreams.

The famous artist’s 200 paintings are exhibited in a special form, renewed with the most modern technic in 3D form. The artist’s most famous paintings renewed with digital technic, so the visitors could see the masterpieces as the artist originally imagined and painted the original colors. The pictures were printed in photo form with the best lights. There are 7 3D animations in the exhibition, and through  them Vincent Van Gogh’s works are become explored again, new stratums and details come to life. The exhibition’s visitors get 3D glasses and with these you could enjoy the amazing animations.

Van Gogh Budapest

Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most outstanding persons of the post-impressionism. The specifics of his work are human’s and creator’s suffer. The impressionists didn’t recognized and laughed at him, but in his paintings there are all the future arts’ signs. He was one of the artists, who became famous after his death.

To visit this exhibition will be quite different from visiting a normal museum, so why not pay it a visit and experience this unforgettable (hopefully) exhibition.

Van Gogh exhibition
Until November 30th, 2013
Vam Design Center