Spanish language. Paperback edition
Dimensions: 21 x 25,5 cm
Edition by: Guillermo Solana, Artistic Director, and Mar Borobia Conservadora, Head of Old Masters Art at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid
Contents: 2 introductory essays by Gábor Bellák and Adriána Lantos, 90 catalogue entries and introductory essays to each one of the 8 sections. Full color reproduction of the 90 catalogue works.
Masterworks from Budapest. From the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde brings together ninety works of superb quality for a unique exhibition that has been made possible by the collaboration with two of the most distinguished Hungarian institutions: the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts and the Hungarian National Gallery. The Budapest Museum of Fine Arts opened on 1 December 1906, though it was in fact founded ten years earlier, in 1896. Its holdings, which are international in scope, gradually grew through gifts and acquisitions, such as the purchase made from Miklós Esterházy in 1870 – one of the current museum’s core collections – and the bequest of Count János Pálffy in 1912. The Hungarian National Gallery, devoted exclusively to Hungarian art, was officially established in 1957. Housed in the Buda Castle complex since 1974, it exhibits masterworks dating from the medieval period to the 20th century. Among the pieces selected for this catalogue of the exhibition of the same name, the reader will find not only paintings but also drawings and sculptures that reflect the richness and quality of the collections in the care of both institutions.