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Extraordinary Artworks in Extraordinary Times

By 2020.06.16. September 18th, 2020 No Comments

The exhibition is open from 25th. June, 2020 until 25th. July, from Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00 to 18.00

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In celebration of its 30th. anniversary, the Várfok Gallery continues its exhibition programme with a large-scale group exhibition entitled ‘Extraordinary Artworks in Extraordinary Times’.

The Várfok Gallery has been closed for two months because of government restrictions relating to COVID-19, during which time it contributed to a series of art based articles with Papageno online cultural magazine called ‘Extraordinary Artworks in Extraordinary Times’. The articles, echoing the Várfok Gallery’s motto, ‘The Antique Was Also Contemporary Once’, incorporated contemporary art within the framework of classical art with the aim of awakening in readers a range of free associations and thoughts.

The starting point was often an artwork from the Várfok Gallery collection, but presented in a broader context. Comparisons were made between the iconic photography of Péter Korniss’s  ‘Women with Baskets’ and Italian sacra conversations, the lion of László Szotyory with depictions of medieval bestiaries and glorious baroque images, the frightened cow of Máté Orr with ‘Horse Frightened by Lightning’, by Eugène Delacroix, a leading figure of French Romanticism.

In addition to the above, the exhibition also features outstanding art pieces such as Françoise Gilot’s self-portrait, ‘Pénelopé’, a gem of Endre Rozsda’s kaleidoscopic period, the radiant ‘Tidal Factors’ by László Mulasics and, one of his final works, Interferences III.

A special feature of the exhibition will be that, along with the contemporary artworks by artists of the Várfok Gallery, classical masterpieces will be shown. ‘Ino and Melikertes Tumbling into the Sea’ (circa 1830, Gábor Kovács Art Collection), an outstanding work, heated with romantic fervour, by Károly Markó the Elder, one of the founders of Hungarian landscape painting will be on display. Additionally, the touchingly beautiful and intimate painting, ‘Mother with Child’ by Noémi Ferenczy (1890–1957), a versatile artist who revived the interest in twentieth-century Hungarian tapestry art will also be on view.

Exhibition visitors will also be able to see the world-famous ‘Girl with Fan’ by Marie Laurencin, acknowledged to be one of the most important female figures of the French avant-garde, she was Apollinaire’s muse, immortalised by Rousseau in his legendary painting, ‘The Muse Inspiring the Poet’.

The exhibition ‘Extraordinary Artworks in Extraordinary Times’ emphasises the continuity of art history and the significance of art to the times. Visitors are invited to let their imaginations soar freely on a journey across eras and styles, making connections to contemporary life.

EXHIBITED WORKS:

László Mulasics: Interference III.
MULASICS LÁSZLÓ

Interference III.
2001 - 200x160 cm
encaustic and oil on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 2, 2020
Máté Orr: Cow Frightened by a Thunderstorm
MÁTÉ ORR

Cow Frightened by a Thunderstorm
2020 - 105x85 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

February 15, 2020
László Szotyory: The King
LÁSZLÓ SZOTYORY

The King
2013 - 95x125 cm
oil on canvas
Private Collection

September 2, 2019
Levente Herman: Zone 15 – Uphill
LEVENTE HERMAN

Zone 15 - Uphill
2009 - 120x70 cm
oil on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

August 25, 2019
Rodolf Hervé: ‘Dagály’ Bath
RODOLF HERVE

‘Dagály’ Bath
1990 - 22,5x16,5 cm
signed vintage print
In the Várfok Gallery

August 21, 2019
Rodolf Hervé: ‘Dagály’ Bath
RODOLF HERVE

‘Dagály’ Bath
1990 - 26x40 cm
coloured print - Ed. 3
In the Várfok Gallery

August 21, 2019
Lucien Hervé: Swimmers
LUCIEN HERVÉ

Swimmers
1956 - 23,5x10,5 cm
signed modern print
In the Várfok Gallery

August 21, 2019
franyo aatoth: Discussions With Marja
FRANYO AATOTH

Discussions With Marja
2009 - 141x120 cm
oil on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

August 2, 2019
franyo aatoth: Two Voices
FRANYO AATOTH

Two Voices
2014 - 30x50 cm
oil on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

July 28, 2019
Ujhazi_Peter_Mert_o_igen_jokedvu
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Because He is So Cheerful
1983 - 126x161 cm
oil on woodpanel
In the Várfok Gallery

July 27, 2019
Péter Korniss: Women With Baskets
PÉTER KORNISS

Women With Baskets
1972 - 60x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
Fuji Light Jet Print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 13, 2019
Péter Korniss: Mother and Her Child
PÉTER KORNISS

Mother and Her Child
1973 - 60x43,5 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 13, 2019
Françoise Gilot: Lions and Butterflies
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Lions and Butterflies
1969 - 56x76 cm
lithograph on paper (AP)
In the Várfok Gallery

July 13, 2019
Françoise Gilot: Sea Breeze
FRANÇOISE GILOT

Sea Breeze
1985 - 106x75 cm
monotype on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

July 13, 2019
Sándor Rácmolnár: Michelle and Mabelle
SÁNDOR RÁCMOLNÁR

Michelle and Mabelle
2009 - 95x110 cm
acrylic paint on canvas
Private Collection

June 27, 2019
Sándor Rácmolnár: April and Jennifer
SÁNDOR RÁCMOLNÁR

April and Jennifer
2009 - 90x110 cm
acrylic paint on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2019
Anna Nemes: Lili, 1989
ANNA NEMES

Lili, 1989
2016 - 70x50 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 20, 2019
László Mulasics: Tidal Factor IV.
MULASICS LÁSZLÓ

Tidal Factor IV.
1997 - 160x140 cm
ncaustic, graphite, silverfoil, silkprint and woodcut on wood panel
In the Várfok Gallery

June 20, 2019
László Mulasics: Tidal Factor III
MULASICS LÁSZLÓ

Tidal Factor III.
1997 - 160x140 cm
ncaustic, graphite, silverfoil, silkprint and woodcut on wood panel
In the Várfok Gallery

June 20, 2019
László Győrffy: He which is filthy, let him be filthy still I.
LÁSZLÓ GYŐRFFY

He which is filthy, let him be filthy still I.
2017 - 22x16,2 cm
etching, watercolour and gouache on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

May 27, 2019

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