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HUNGARIAN ART NOUVEAU IN SPOTLIGHT AT BRUSSELS EXHIBITION

 

Hungarian Art Nouveau is featured through works by the Artists’ Colony of Gödöllő at an exhibition that has opened in the Balassi Institute in Brussels. The community was founded in 1901 by painter friends Aladár Körösfői-Kriesch and Sándor Nagy in the town of Gödöllő, a then popular royal summer residence near Budapest. It later became the most renowned group of Hungarian Art Nouveau. Members of the community were active in all fields of art; besides their major works they also designed unique, artistically-designed applied art objects. They created an exquisite work of wall-decorations in fresco, glass painting and mosaics graffiti. They ran a reformed lifestyle with vegetarian meals, everyday sport, reformed clothing, natural medicine, classical and contemporary literary readings and home concerts.

Opening the exhibition, Hungarian Ambassador Tamás Kovács said the show creates a bridge between Belgian and Hungarian Art Nouveau. The programme is part of the Brussels Art Nouveau and Art DecoFestival.