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The Budapest Museum of Fine Arts will host a large-scale Renoir exhibition and a show celebrating Hungary’s Tivadar Csontváry-Kosztka while the National Gallery will present an exhibition of the oeuvre of Lajos Gulácsy this year, the director general of the two museums said on Tuesday. The Renoir exhibition opening on September 21 and focusing on the French Impressionist master’s human figure paintings will be the first ever comprehensive show hosted by Budapest, László Baán told a press conference.
Another major exhibition opening in the Fine Arts Museum on April 13 will celebrate the 170th birth anniversary of renowned Hungarian painter Tivadar Csontváry-Kosztka (1853-1919), Baán said. It will present over 40 titles including his major works such as the Ruins of the Theatre of Taormina, Waterfall at Jajce, Pilgrimage to the Cedars in Lebanon and his emblematic oil-on-canvas The Lonely Cedar inspired by his trips to the Middle East. The third, retrospective exhibition opening in the Hungarian National Gallery on April 6 will feature some 200 works including 84 paintings by Lajos Gulácsy (1882-1932), one of the most unique figures of 20th-century Hungarian art. The titles on display include Magic, Dante Meeting with Beatrice, Paolo and Francesca, Sunday Afternoon in Como and Na’Conxypan, the country Gulácsy had in his imagination.