Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest - the 20th century collection




 
As with every other building we visited in Budapest, the Museum of Fine Arts is wonderful.
 
 


 
Note the small group of primary school kids listening to their teacher before visiting the galleries.
 
We started with their 20th century art collection, which I liked very much. Some known names, but most of the artists were unknown to me so it was exciting discovering new artists and looking at their work.
 
I was a bit worried about taking photographs because I had heard that they are very strict in Budapest.
So, once inside the gallery I asked and was told that I could buy a photography ticket which then I wore on my lapel: it cost 300 Forints, the equivalent of £1 approximately, and was I able to snap to my heart's content - I thought that was pretty civilised.
 
 
 

 
 Cardbird VI, Robert Rauschenberg, 1971
 
 
 


Mao Bible, Laszlo Lakner, 1987





Detail of an Easel with Painting, Michelangelo Pistoletto






Triptichos Post Historicus, Braco Dimitrijevic, 1988






Portrait of a Girl, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1892





 
Renoir: Portrait of a Girl, Endre Tot, 1999 
 
 
 

 
Night, House, Thunder, Timm Ulrichs, 1983-84 
 
 
 


one more view





Direct Democracy - How the Dictatorship of the Parties can be Overcome, Joseph Beuys, 1971




 
High Intensity, Erro, 1991
 
 
 
 


Cellotex V, Alberto Burri, 1985





 
Head, Armando, 1990 
 
 
 

 
Catalan Son, Anthony Caro, 1987-88 
 
 

 
Azure and Black, Jesus Rafael Soto, 2003 
 
 
 
 

 
This piece really played with your vision and your mind, the way Bridget Riley's paintings do - moving your head even a tiny bit was very disconcerting
 
 
 

 
Sphere, Francois Morellet, 1965 
 
 
 


Tlinko-F, Victor Vasarely, 1956-62




 
Light Gray Wall, Josef Albers, 1958 
 
 
 

 
Poetic Row, Gunter Uecker, 1958-77 
 
 
 



 
Energetic Plastic,  Adolf Luther, 1978
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
Light Rotor, Heinz Mack, 1971 
 
 
 

 
Homage to the Square: Allegro, Josef Albers, 1963 
 
 
 
 


Cage II, Magdalena Abakanowicz, 1986


  
 
 
 This was my favourite, so a few shots from various angles
 
 
 


and once I squeezed myself in the corner for another photograph - it's hollow!




 
 
 
 


Black Drip Painting. Red Drip Painting, Hermann Nitsch, 1992




 
Nose and Ears, Antoni Tapies, 1986 
 
 
 


Untitled, Henryk Stazewski, 1975




 
Nr 11, Henryk Staweszki, 1977
 
 
 

 
The Lovers of the Gardener, Zoltan Kemeny, 1947 
 
 
 

 
Victoria, Etienne Hajdu, 1955 
 
 
 
 

 
Fugue in Two Pieces, Judit Reigl, 1980 
 
 
 
 

 
Buccaneer Hues, Gyorgy Kepes, 1970 
 
 
 

 
Composition, Robert Jacobsen, 1952 
 
 
 

 
Occupation of Land in Sicily, Renato Guttuso,  1947
 
 
 

 
Veronica's Veil, Oskar Kokoschka, 1909 
 
 
 
 

Poster Design for the Magazine Der Sturm, Oskar Kokochka, 1911
 
 
 
 
 
The Spirit of Laws, Jean Dewasne, 1953 
 
 
 
 

 
Opus for the Harbour of Toulon, No. 3, Richard Mortensen, 1951. 
 
 
 

No comments:

Post a comment