Art

2022. szeptember 25. 15:30
It has been 125 years since Franz Joseph gave ten statues to Budapest on 25 September 1897. Most of the statues are still elegant decorations of the city to this day, and Pestbuda reported about them several times. However, we have now looked into what could have prompted Franz Joseph to give a gift.
2022. augusztus 1. 11:30
György Zala owes the central sculpture group of the Millennium Monument on Hősök Square with the Archangel Gabriel to György Zala, as well as the original Andrássy and István Tisza statues in Kossuth Square, or the dignified seated statue of Queen Elizabeth in today's Döbrentei Square. Zala was one of the busiest sculptors of his time, and his legacy has an architectural aspect: his villa in Pest was designed by none other than the master of Art Nouveau, Ödön Lechner.
2022. június 3. 16:30
In addition to the Renaissance Hall and the Romanian Hall, the almost renovated Baroque Hall of almost 800 square meters will also be available to the public from tomorrow. The last three large museum squares displaying and stylizing architectural styles were last opened simultaneously for 80 years.
2022. június 2. 15:00
King Franz Joseph decided 125 years ago to donate ten statues to the nation, and he himself would cover the costs of making public works of art that would depict the famous personalities of the Hungarians. The first two of these monuments were inaugurated 120 years ago on the Kodály Körönd, but today only the first of the statues of Miklós Zrínyi and Gábor Bethlen can be seen in its original location. On the occasion of the anniversary, we followed the fate of the statues of the Kodály Körönd in the last century.
2022. május 28. 09:00
The Fiumei Road Cemetery deserves special attention not only as a resting place for the country's greats, but also the sculptures and works of art belonging to the tombs are invaluable. From now on, visitors can use their phones to get to know them more thoroughly: they can read about the most outstanding sculptures and their creators with the help of a QR code.
2022. május 24. 18:00
The statue of the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz was inaugurated in the park named after him in Óbuda. It was said at the ceremony that this is one example of Polish-Hungarian friendship, as while Sándor Petőfi has a statue in Warsaw and a street named after him, one of the greatest figures in Polish literature, Mickiewicz, has now been erected in Budapest.
2022. május 16. 12:00
Among the innovators of Hungarian painting at the turn of the century, we consider Béla Iványi-Grünwald, who was born 155 years ago. He studied at the Mintarajziskola [Design School] on Andrássy Avenue, later becoming a popular and defining figure in Budapest's art life, one of the founders and core members of the Fészek Klub [Nest Club]. He is also the founder of the Nemzeti Szalon [National Salon], an association of artists dissatisfied with official art policy, with its headquarters in Erzsébet Square. When he died at János Hospital in 1940, his contemporaries said goodbye not only to a talented artist but also to an always cheerful social man.
2022. május 13. 14:00
Ede Telcs is an outstanding figure in Hungarian sculpture, and his works in Budapest include representative public monument, tombstone and architectural sculpture. His works adorning the Hungarian capital were mostly placed in City Park and the National Graveyard on Fiumei Road, as well as in the city centre. His work is intertwined with the life of the famous personalities, mainly with the architect Ignác Alpár, of Budapest which was developing into a world city.
2022. május 6. 20:00
Another sculpture with a long history was renewed in the capital: the Immaculata statue in Krisztinaváros, erected 320 years ago in 1702 - the oldest public sculpture in Budapest - has been replaced by a copy since 1928, and in the meantime this work has also needed to be restored. The work was carried out at the Department of Restoration of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts recently, and yesterday the sculpture was placed at the Krisztina Square erection site.
2022. május 2. 18:00
Two more of Molnár-C. Paul's two more paintings were placed in the Budapest-Downtown Parish Church on Thursday. Earlier, he also made the crucifix hanging above the sanctuary and the main altarpiece, as they were destroyed in World War II.
2022. április 30. 16:00
The statue of St. John of Nepomuk in the Horváth Garden is being renovated. The original of the work dates back to the 19th century. It preserved the banks of the Devil's Trench from the first half of the 19th century, but the old, damaged statue was demolished in the 1960s, and in 1999 the statue, which can still be seen today, was completed and restored.
2022. április 28. 21:00
On Thursday, in the park area in front of the Church of the Heart of Jesus in Városmajor, a memorial to the civilian and military victims of world war II was handed over. The monument, which consists of two granite blocks, depicts in an abstract way the loss that extinguished human lives have meant and will mean to those affected.
2022. január 22. 12:00
The story of Ferenc Kölcsey's first statue in Budapest is very adventurous: the statue of the poet, which was inaugurated in Batthyány Square in 1939 and looked down from a low platform, was able to watch the passers-by from a much more worthy place decades ago. The original of the work in Budapest was inaugurated 125 years ago, hundreds of kilometers from its present location, in Nagykároly. In our article, on the occasion of the Hungarian Culture Day, we present the reasons why the work of art came from Transylvania to Budapest and why it was moved from its original place in Batthyány Square.
2021. december 15. 17:00
As a new stop in the comprehensive reconstruction of the museum, a new permanent exhibition unit of the Old Gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts was opened in the renovated part of the Városliget wing of the building, more than one and a half thousand square meters, arranged according to a new concept.
2021. december 8. 13:00
The bust of our founding king recently arrived at the place of the relic, which had been lent by the former archbishop of Zagreb. The relic that can be seen in the St. Stephen's Hall of the Buda Castle from today is a real masterpiece from the millennium, which was presented to the public for the first time at the 1896 Millennium National Exhibition.
2021. december 5. 11:00
The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most famous buildings in the country, without which the Heroes' Square is unimaginable. Yet this was erected the latest, it is ten years younger than the Kunsthalle opposite. However, its size and seriousness make this fact forgettable - and of course it is no longer young, it was opened to the public 115 years ago. In this context, Pestbuda presents its history and beautiful interiors, which house one of the richest art collections in Central Europe.
2021. december 2. 17:00
The Turul statue of the sculptor Gyula Donáth was restored to its original location next to the Habsburg Gate in the Buda Castle. The beautified work was placed on its pedestal using a 60-ton giant crane. Specialists performed patina-preserving cleaning and restoration on the work of art, repairing the surface with bronze welding. The inner frame of the statue was also reinforced.
2021. december 1. 20:00
The National Theater commemorates the Hungarian theatrical life, which has been torn apart for more than a hundred years, with the sculpture The Trianon of Hungarian Theaters. The work of István Horváth Böjte will be inaugurated on Saturday in front of the theater building in Hajóorr.
2021. november 28. 15:00
The Hungarian Jewish Cultural Association (Mazsike) and the MANK Hungarian Creative Public Nonprofit Ltd. want to pay tribute to Alfred Hajós, first champion of the modern Olympic games.
2021. november 27. 09:00
Budapest gave Pilinszky the experience of the city: when he was young, he absorbed the colours and atmosphere, and although he got to know many big cities in the world (he visited Rome, Paris, London, Vienna or New York), the real remained Budapest for him. The poet, born 100 years ago, spent his infancy in the city centre, in the immediate vicinity of the Károlyi Garden, he lived with his family for long in Molnár Street, he got his first home on Izabella Street at the age of forty. Cafés, editorial offices, bars and cinemas were also important venues for his life and poetry.
2021. november 26. 17:00
One of Krúdy's favorite places was the Downtown Café, which once operated in the southern Klotild Palace, where he wrote a significant part of the short stories of Sindbad. The genre statue now erected near Ferenciek Square commemorates this event.
2021. november 15. 13:00
A special and closed world bordered by a fence where artists live and create. That's how it has been for110 years. With the support of Mayor István Bárczy, the country's first artists' colony was built on Százados Road in 1911 from the budget of the capital, with fifteen one-storey houses and 28 studios. From the beginning, renowned artists created here, including Ferenc Medgyessy, Zsigmond Kisfaludi Strobl, Bertalan Pór, Dezső Czigány. The area, which was still a suburb at the time of its handover, is now an integral part of Józsefváros.
2021. október 30. 14:00
The bronze bust of István Bibó was lifted back to its place on the Széchenyi embankment by crane, which was moved due to the ongoing renovation works of the older József Antall embankement.
2021. október 16. 14:00
On the occasion of the Hungarian Artists Day on 18 October, we followed in the footsteps of Budapest's artist sculptures: we show how the famous artists live in the memory of the capital, which painters' memories were preserved, why and how.
2021. október 2. 12:00
The reconstruction of the column surrounding the statue erected in 1904 will be carried out by the Budapest Gallery, and the works are expected to last until the end of the year. In addition, the Monument to the Displaced and the 56th Memorial Column in Tabán will be renewed.
2021. október 1. 16:30
The composer's now renewed tomb was erected in 1904 by the Budapest Philharmonic Society. The reliefs created by Ede Kallós show the beats of Erkel's masterpiece, the Hymn.
2021. szeptember 21. 18:00
A bust of Ferenc Herczeg, the most popular writer of the period between the two world wars, who was the first Hungarian writer to be nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature, was erected in the building of the National Theater. He was exiled from Hungarian literature after the Second World War, and his works were republished only after the change of regime. The work of sculptor Mária Törley now commemorates Ferenc Herczeg.
2021. szeptember 20. 09:00
The round anniversary provides an opportunity to take an objective approach to the artist, who was imprisoned after the Hungarian Soviet Republic and then joined the Roman school in the 1930s and became more widely known through his sculptures of party leaders in the decades of socialism. His sculptures can be found in several places all over the city: with Bálint Balassi on the Kodály Körönd, with the female figure defying the wind on the Danube Promenade, or with the Raoul Wallenberg monument in St. Stephen's Park.
2021. szeptember 12. 09:30
András Mayerhoffer, born in Salzburg, is one of the leading figures of Baroque-Rococo architecture in Hungary. He is also known as the creator of the so-called Grassalkovich or Gödöllő style. The works of the master builder and architect, who died 250 years ago, such as the first two-towered Catholic Church in Pest or the former Péterffy Palace in Piarista Street - are still defining elements of Budapest's cityscape.
2021. augusztus 19. 18:30
The work was originally intended to replace the statue of György Lukács in Szent István Park, but the Capital decided otherwise, so the 2.5-metre-high bronze statue of our founding king ended up not in the park named after him, but in the Templom Square of the 19th District.

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