More than a hundred exhibitions await visitors from all over Hungary and beyond the borders during the 20th Day of Hungarian Painting. This year’s main exhibition will be the Living Hungarian Painting exhibition in Szolnok, which will be on display at the Szolnok Gallery and the Aba-Novák Agóra Gallery from October 15 to 30.
The annual event is organized around the feast of St Luke, the patron saint of painters, on 18 October. The aim of one of the country’s biggest visual arts events is to raise awareness of the importance, tasks and values of contemporary painting and art.
György Verebes, painter, chairman of the Day of Hungarian Painting Foundation and head of the Szolnok Artists’ Centre, said the events are taking place at several key venues, and many people from all over the country and beyond the border have joined the event, which will feature around 150 events in more than 40 towns and villages.
“Let’s celebrate together that there is painting, there is Hungarian painting, there is good Hungarian painting, and there are excellent artists behind it, and that this unites us, not divides us,” he said.
At the opening of the exhibition, painter József Szurcsik stressed that thousands of works are shown simultaneously at the Day of Hungarian Painting exhibitions every year, thanks to the series of events that has now developed into a festival.
This year’s series of events is in memory of the founder of the Day of Hungarian Painting, Tibor Bráda, who recently passed away, and this year’s exhibitions are dedicated to him.
Via: MTI ; Featured photo: Facebook page of „Magyar Festészet Napja“