The new permanent exhibition series at the Ferenczy Museum Center explores the intricate web of social relationships of the famous avant-garde artist, Béla Czóbel, which emerged amid the turbulent changes that characterized European art in the early 20th century.
In 2021, the museum drew the first parallel between the work of Czóbel and of his second wife, Mária Modok. Creating a sense of continuity, this time we can gain insight into the most important professional and personal relationships between the two artists. Recollections, interviews, photographs, letters, and rare pieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, the Hungarian National Gallery, the Deák Collection of the Szent István Király Museum in Székesfehérvár, the Rippl-Rónai Museum in Kaposvár, the Antal-Lustig Collection together all trace the different creative careers and common paths of Gábor Klein, András Nagy, András Feuer, and János Haas.
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In the Czóbel Museum the intersecting artistic paths of the French Nabis and the Fauves group, the “Hungarian Wild-Ones” (Magyar Vadak), and the dominant personalities from the plein-air painting, József Rippl-Rónai, Károly Kernstok, and Baron Ferenc Hatvany, are thus presented in an unusual way, in the form of capsule exhibitions. We can see works by such artists as Róbert Berény, Margit Gráber, József Egry, István Ilosvai-Varga, János Kmetty, Csaba Perlrott, Piroska Szántó, Lajos Tihanyi, Géza Vörös, and Sándor Ziffer, who played a special role in the life of the artist couple, who lived together for 30 years.
The exhibition is curated by Art Historian, Brigitta Muladi.
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