Have an Impression of Budapest


Nowadays the National Gallery in Budapest is not only stunning because of the view of the Danube from it but also because of the Monet, Gauguin, Szinyei Merse, Rippl-Rónai exhibition. I guess the first two names ring a bell if you know Impressionism; the last two are among the greatest representatives of Hungarian Impressionism.

Impressionism from France and from Hungary

In addition to the aforementioned, find here amazing works from Pissarro, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Van Gogh as well as their Hungarian contemporaries Károly Ferenczy, János Vaszary, Adolf Fényes, László Mednyánszky and many other.

Excellent structure

This exhibition is indeed worth visiting! The masterworks are all fantastic and you can realise that Hungarian Impressionism is similarly as good quality as the French one. The order of the whole exhibition is very well structured: you can get to know how this whole movement came into being, how they developed through time, see some paintings from the offset, as well as from post-impressionists and the end. What I liked the most, is that all along French and Hungarian contemporaries are set in parallel, so you can see their effects on each other or even sometimes you can see how Hungarians developed independently (but often with the same results and innovations as the French).

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Make sure not to miss the Hungarian masterworks, like my personal favourites, the Balloon, the Red Poppy Field or May Day from Szinyei Merse!

What: Monet, Gauguin, Szinyei Merse, Rippl-Rónai exhibition
Where: Hungarian National Gallery
When: 28 June – 13 October, Tue-Sun: 10-18
Link: More information

Images: 1. 2.

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