The Sky Above Szentendre
Painted Houses – Classic and New Images
at Szentendre Gallery, Hungary
Curators: Zsuzsa Iberhalt & Fruzsina Kigyós
Szentendre was discovered by the painters of the era in 1926. Within a short period of time many artists have settled down here, first the Szentendre Artists’ Colony, then the Association of Painters in Szentendre was founded. The city on the Danube became the city of painters.
Depicting the view of the cities in which artists’ colonies work is an old tradition in art.
The rooftops of Szentendre became symbols and steering-compasses of the city, connecting classic modern tradition with contemporary endeavours. The exhibition focuses on one of the main topics of the city’s artists: city views, street views and the rooftops as motifs. In the static street views we can discover well-known buildings and silhouettes, as they stand model in a system of compositions.
© the artists
Aknay János | Ámos Imre | Anna Margit | Bálint Endre | Balogh László | Bánáti Sverák József | Barcsay Jenő | Bereznai Péter | Boromisza Tibor | Czimra Gyula | Deli Antal | Diener-Dénes Rudolf | efZámbó István | Gálffy Lola | Göllner Miklós | Jeges Ernő | Kmetty János | Korniss Dezső | Modok Mária | Onódi Béla | Szánthó Imre | Szántó Piroska | Vajda Lajos | Vörös Géza
Curators: Zsuzsanna Iberhalt & Fruzsina Kigyós
Art direction: Tímea Andorka & Fruzsina Kigyós
Graphic design: Tímea Andorka
Photo: Balázs Deim
Printing: Plot GL
Installation: Robin Kecskés, Szilárd Masika
Restorer: Katalin Lukács