Thanks to the collaboration of the Janus Pannonius Museum at Pécs and the Dezső Lackó Museum a new exchange-exhibition comes to Veszprém. This time Victor Vasarely’s artwork stands in the spotlight, he was a leader of optical art, also known as “op-art”. More Shorter
Available: 17. November, 2016 – 26. March, 2017
Venue: Dezső Lackó Museum – 8200 Veszprém, Erzsébet sétány 1.
“Vasarely was one of the most successful and well known artist in the 20th century. He was born 110 years ago, in 1906 as Győző Vásárhelyi in Pécs. A determinant point was when he enrolled to the Sándor Bortnyik school, to the Workshop in Budapest, where the spirit of modern art charmed him immediately. He moved to Paris in 1930 and as a graphic artist he became successful soon.
He started to paint intensively in the ‘40s, although cubism and surrealism has led him to a wrong track, he has found his unique, geometric abstract style. At first he studied the inner geometry of nature and from the ‘50s he started experiments with optical and kinetic tests. That was the formation of op-art; Vasarely’s vibrant black and white compositions came alive.
At our temporary exhibition more of his works of the Black and white series will be displayed. One of them is the Biadan, which negative and positive variants, arranged next to each other, makes the impression of moving layers in different depth.
In the ‘60s he mainly worked on the visualization of octagon in two and three dimensions. Focusing on the stimulation of human eye, by adding more colors he raised the three-dimensional effect of his compositions. In his Vega series, named after one of the brightest star of the sky, Vasarely created the feeling of illusion of space with lifting and falling shapes by enlarging and reducing a checked sheet. On his picture, called Vonal Fegn, besides the gradual broadening and narrowing of the line space”ng the darkening and brightening colors seem to enhance the depth of space.
The construction of the plastic alphabet was important from the point of view of the Vasarely-lifework, so have the square artworks composed with different plastic items inside an emphatic role at the exhibition. Creating the set of forms the artist generated unlimited possibilities for color-and from variations. Although the pictures of the planetary folklore series seem to irritate the eyes, having the impression of a randomly made composition, in fact the artist has placed the pieces next to each other following strict rules.
Vasarely believed that the artist’s role is to change the society, the profession of the artist is to assist the progress. His aim was to make art part of weekdays and life, to create something that is available for everyone. He has been living his own life by a strict, certain system, he had only one weakness; chocolate.
The Dezső Lackó Museum’s new temporary exhibition guides us through the main periods of Vasarely’s art, so the op-art textiles, black and white constructions, geometric and kinetic piece of arts get in the spotlight. By watching the pictures we cannot decide, whether the flat surface we are standing in front of is convex or concave.”
Dezső Lackó Museum
The exhibition can be visited until 26. March, 2017, the museum is open from 10:00 till 18:00, except Monday
The exhibition was created with the help of Janus Pannonius Museum.
|Address:||8200 Veszprém, Erzsébet sétány 1.|
|Date of event:||11/17/2016 - 03/26/2017|
The beginning of May is a special time of the year for us who are living in Veszprém: Around the 7th May, which is the name-day of Gisela, we remember the wife of our first king, Saint Stephen, Blessed Gisela of Bavaria, Queen of Hungary. More Shorter
Our city had been the property of the Hungarian Queens since thousand years, when King Saint Stephen had donated the town to his Queen, Gisela.
|Date of event:||05/04/2017 - 05/14/2017|
Hungarian Queens and the Bishops who Crowned Them II More Shorter
Centenary exhibition in the Archbishop's Palace
Exhibition in Memory of Blessed Charles IV Apostolic King and Queen Zita – 1916–2016 – King Charles IV, the last king of Hungary, was crowned a hundred years ago after the death of Franz Joseph I, who ruled for 68 years. The Bishop of Veszprém crowned the last Hungarian Queen 100 years ago. The deep spiritual content and splendour of the liturgy, the sanctity and beatification of the royal couple give a special sacral content to the programme.
The exhibition of the Beatified Gizella Diocese Collection commemorates the centenary of the coronation of the last King and Queen in Hungary (1916–2016) and recalls the history of the turn of the 20th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The event will be held in the Archbishop's Palace in Veszprém. The programme is part of the permanent exhibition Hungarian Queens and the Bishops who Crowned Them, which displays the thousand-year-old relations between the queens of Hungary and the bishops of Veszprém as well as the right of the bishops of Veszprém to crown the queens. The show is held in the Archbishop's Palace. At the representative exhibition you can see the throne of the uncrowned Zita of Bourbon-Parma as well as the robe and mitre of Lipót Árpád Várady, Archbishop of Kalocsa, who took part at the coronation. The robe and the mitre – they won first prize at the Paris World's Fair of 1900 – are from the collection of the Archbishop’s Treasury of Kalocsa. Besides photo documentations, other objects and documents, you can find the painted coats of arms of the 1916 coronation from the Ecclesiastical Collection of the Inner City Parish Church in Budapest. The exhibition includes a replica of the Holy Crown of Hungary, that of the Royal Sceptre and the Royal Orb made by the goldsmith Attila Rónai; also Queen Zita’s gift, which comes from the collection of the Queen Gisela Museum: an artistic crosier, which is made in a goldsmith's workshop in Vienna, with a replica of the Holy Crown that the Queen gave Baron Károly Hornig, Bishop of Veszprém. The exhibition is also enriched by a bust of Charles IV made by the sculptor Miklós Ligeti and a 1216 document that confirmed the right of the bishops of Veszprém to crown the queens along with the written documents of the 1916 coronation ceremony, which come from the Archives of the Archdiocese and Cathedral Chapter of Veszprém, and a few representative publications from Baron Károly Hornig’s library, which includes 17 000 volumes. These publications come from the collection of the Archbishop’s Library in Veszprém.
The exhibition, which opens the Gisela Days in 2016, is open 10.00–18.00 every day until 31st October. From 31st October 2016 until 30th April 2017 the exhibition can only be visited after making an appointment via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: +36 88 426-095.
|Address:||8200 Veszprém Vár utca 16.|
|Date of event:||05/04/2016 - 05/06/2017|
They call the contemporary dance most excellent Hungarian creators, performers to Veszprém on the nineteenth occasion. The organizers, the participants and the audience of Veszprém can see the contemporary performing arts in these days. More Shorter
The Dance Festival National and International Contemporary Art Meeting held since 1998 in Veszprém on the initiative of György Krámer choreographer and László Vándorfi director. There will be the freshest production of the groups, which are clientage and come back.
The European, what’s more the world famous contemporary Hungarian dance’s annual, selected productions give the festival’s main part. The important viewpoint of the festival is that for this can have a place in front of the wide audience, producers, press. The professional togetherness, joint creative work, debates – with the strengthening of the public connections.
|Address:||8200 Veszprém, Brusznyai u. 2.|
|Phone number:||+36 88 563 200|
|Date of event:||05/24/2017 - 05/28/2017|
Detailed programmes later!
|Address:||8200 Veszprém, Fenyves utca 15.|
|Phone number:||+36 88 579 230|
|Date of event:||06/15/2017 - 06/18/2017|
Kabóciádé Children's Festival is the festival for children and "eternal children". Come and see: the playhouses, puppet and scenery exhibitions, concerts, dancehouse, local and invited performances all around town. More Shorter
Details to follow.
|Address:||8200 Veszprém, Veszprémvölgy|
|Date of event:||06/25/2017|
Annually a couple thousand people attend at this event with its unique atmosphere, at Veszprém’s central square that is framed by baroque and Art Nouveau buildings. More Shorter
As a side-event of VeszprémFest – already the 7th time – the gastro-culture-lovers may enjoy fresh rosés, Rieslings, spritzers and of course the fresh jazz music this year as well.
Detailed program is coming soon!
|Address:||8200 Veszprém, Óváros tér|
|Phone number:||+36 88 800 900|
|Date of event:||07/07/2017 - 07/16/2017|