Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Saint John the Baptist, 1602

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Saint John the Baptist, 1602

Two Centuries of Italian Masterpieces from Caravaggio to Canaletto


Fine Art Museum – Budapest

District XIV. 41, Dózsa György Rd. – Budapest


October, 26. 2013 – February, 16. 2014.

“The Fine Arts Museum staff a few years ago, the ambitious target set themselves to two consecutive exhibitions showing 15-18. century Italian painting. The first 2009-2010 exhibition held in the Botticelli to Titian, was the most successful event in the museum’s more recent history. Italian painting of the period of time following our exhibition devoted to the representative of the Hungarian-Italian Cultural Season closing event from Caravaggio to Canaletto.

The Italian painting has been host to two centuries of masterpieces title. The exhibition has special significance as the Museum of Fine Arts and the Hungarian cultural life for: the Italian painting of the same period the overall premier has not yet taken place in Hungary, and Italy for the last time in 1922, staged similar.

Hungary 17-18. century, a vibrant artistic relations with Italy maintained, especially in the northern Italian art centers. The results of the new Baroque and Rococo painting in Hungary flow through a large number of Italian masters, as well as artifacts from the country of broadcast. The Old Gallery is internationally revered, about six hundred counting the Italian Baroque and Rococo collection is characterized by thematic and stylistic variety. The core of the great aristocratic families of the Esterházy family, the collections are Pálffy and Zichy, but significant pieces from the Archbishop of Eger and former Patriarch of Venice from the gallery is János László Pyrker. Pulszky Charles, the first director of the National Gallery – is the state budget – an outstanding new compositions and enriched the fabric.

Museum of Fine Arts collection held at the exhibition Thirty-work – a cutting-edge masters works as Annibale Carracci, Artemisia Gentileschi, Guercino, Luca Giordano, Bernardo Strozzi, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Canaletto, Bernardo Bellotto – some of Hungary’s private collection-edge image, and about a hundred different European and American paintings borrowed from museums and collections supplemented. Among the museums  in the London National Gallery, Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, the Florence Uffizi and Pitti Gallery, the Pinacoteca Capitolina in Rome and Galleria Borghese, the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin and Dresden, as well as Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum. The rentals are missing from the collection of Budapest masters, genres, and themes we are trying to make up your own pictures or want to refocus.The anthology can not miss one of the greatest masters in the history of painting, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, whom he unfortunately did not check a single piece of the Museum of Fine Arts. This time of loans allow many outstanding works of the Hungarian public know.”

The exhibition concept:  dr. Laszló Baan, Zsuzsanna Drummer
The exhibition curated by Zsuzsanna Drummer

Source: Fine Art Museum – Budapest

Update by Aggie Reiter

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