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Slovenian Art on Snow in Budapest


The show will be put on at Mucsarnok, the contemporary art museum in Budapest, under the auspices of Slovenian and Hungarian presidents, Borut Pahor and Janos Ader.

Dubbed "Masters and their masters - Tradition and continuity in Slovenian painting" the show has been curated by Milček Komelj, a leading Slovenian art historian.

He included a broad selection of artists, from the fathers of Slovenian contemporary painters such as Božidar Jakac and Gojmir Anton Kos, modernist authors like Zoran Mušič, Marij Pregelj and Gabrijel Stupica, to contemporary artists such as Bogdan Borčič, Janez Bernik and Emerik Bernard.

Running until 27 September, the event is organised by the Lendava gallery and museum and the Slovenian Embassy in Hungary, according to a press release from the embassy.

The accompanying exhibitions on Jože Plečnik (1872-1957), György Zala (1858-1937) and 14th century painter Janez Aquila will be launched on 11 August.

Slovenia's most acclaimed architect, Plečnik made his mark in Vienna, Prague and Ljubljana. His designs of buildings, squares, bridges and parks profoundly changed the appearance of Slovenia's capital.

Born in Lendava in today's Slovenia, Zala is a leading Hungarian public sculptor of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His sculptures include those in Heroes' Square, where Mucsarnok museum is located.

Thought to be born in the first half of the 14th century, Aquila from the north-eastern Slovenian town of Radgona left his signature on frescoes embellishing churches in today's Hungary, Slovenia and Austria.


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