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Csontváry 170

12 April 2023

The Museum of Fine Arts - Hungarian National Gallery and the Janus Pannonius Museum in Pécs celebrate the 170th anniversary of the birth of Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry with a joint exhibition. The comprehensive exhibition is open for three months at the Museum of Fine Arts and will then be on display in Pécs.

Renowned Hungarian painter Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry was born 170 years ago. The exhibition is organized by the two public collections that have the largest number of works by the painter-genius.

The joint exhibition, which presents a comprehensive overview of the artist’s oeuvre, will arrive in August at the Csontváry Museum (in Pécs, southern Hungary), which is 50 years old this year. There, the joint exhibition will also be open to the public for three months. The exhibition of around 40 works is a tribute to one of the most original and best-known artists in the history of Hungarian painting.

The last time an exhibition of Csontváry's works was held in the Museum of Fine Arts was 60 years ago, in 1963, and the works on display in the Csontváry Museum in the Baranya County seat are the first to be complemented by works from the capital's collection. Thanks to the combined collections of the two institutions, Csontváry's famous Self-Portrait and Lonely Cedar, the large-scale Ruins of the Greek Theater in Taormina and his painting Valley of Great Tarpatak in the High Tatras will be on display together, as will Pilgrimage to the Cedars in Lebanon and Waterfall of Jajce.

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