Paintings Of János Balázs From Horn Collection, Műcsarnok Budapest

  • 11 Jan 2019 11:17 AM
Paintings Of János Balázs From Horn Collection, Műcsarnok Budapest
Now on until 10 February. The man living in a rural gypsy slum and completing only two grades read everything he could obtain, from Homer through the Hungarian classics to Shakespeare, Balzac and Nietzsche.

His paintings and poems were inspired by his reading experiences and the world coloured by his imagination.

The “hermit of Pécskődomb” even wrote a diary and played instruments created by himself. He started painting at the age of 63, and produced his oeuvre during only 8 years. He became acknowledged by his smaller community, Salgótarján soon – here was his first exhibition organised in the Attila József County Cultural Center (1971), and his memory has been cultivated conscientiously ever since.

His nationwide fame has been followed with a series of international exhibitions, due to the aroused interest towards naïve art in the early seventies.

There is a remarkable collection from the oeuvre of approximately 300 works in the Museum of Hungarian Naïve Artists in Kecskemét, opened in 1976, apart from the Béla Dornyai Museum in Salgótarján.

Nevertheless, the most significant number of the short but productive and unique oeuvre’s works is at private collectors – first of all, Péter Horn, from whose collection we have selected the body of the Kunsthalle’s exhibition.

1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 37.


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