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Csontváry

An Extraordinary Master of Hungarian Painting

CONTENTS

7 Foreword
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç

9 Foreword
Jósef Sárkány

13 Csontváry
Lojas Németh

19 The Sublimity of Creation in Csontváry’s Art
Jósef Sárkány

25 Autobiography

29 Catalogue

85 Biography

Csontváry was an artist of the turn of the century. The richness and complexity in his works cannot be characterised based on stylistic categories. Realistic observation, emphasis on the changing light, the decorative, orgiastic use of color characteristic of Post-Impressionism, the large-scale handling of form and the strong diffraction of the colors often appear simultaneously on the same canvas.

The exhibition and accompanying catalogue invite us to discover the works of this extraordinary Hungarian artist, who wrote poetry with paintings that reflect his vision beyond the currents of the period, his unique colors, his symbolic narrative, and the "divine voice" he claims to have heard

Date of Publication: 2010
Number of pages:  290
ISBN: 978-975-9123-79-6