Zsigmond Strobl Kisfaludi – The Master of the Classical Beauty
Date: 18.10.2018., Thursday 4:30 pm.
Place: Dezső Laczkó Museum ( Veszprém, Erzsébet promenade 1.)
Thanks to the cooperation between the Dezső Laczkó Museum and the Göcsi Museum in Zalaegerszegan exhibition have opened for the arts of sculptor Zsigmond Strobl Kisfaludi (1884-1975).
Welcome by Ágota Perémi PhD. museum director, Claudia Scharf Perlakiné head of the Mayor’s Administration and Cultural Office in Veszprém and Péter Velkey the head of the Human-directorate Department in Zalaegerszeg. Opening speech by László Kostály PhD. art historian, the curator of the exhibition and deputy manager of the Göcseji Museum.
The gallery has been available to the public thanks to the cooperation of the Dezső Laczkó Museumand the Göcseji Museum.
Zsigmond Strobl Kisfaludi was an outstanding figure of the Hungarian graphic arts in the 20th century, who was also internationally recognized. He had a twisted but rich journey, which was interlocked with the momentous events of history. He was supported by the military staff of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy at the war, the Hungarian Soviet Republic, the Horthy Era between the two World Wars and collaterally by the British high society and the Rákosi then the Kádár Era.
Nevertheless, indisputable that he was a gifted, well-learned and expectionally productive artist. Apart from his experimenting in the fields of secession and progression in his early days, he followed the classical, academic school of art in his whole life. His testimony says “ the greatest master of the real artist is mother nature”. Soft, sensual acts, portraits of intense charachters, brilliantly componated, thrillful sculpture groups made him on of the bests of his age. Who had stepped on the path of such Hungarian sculptors like János Fadrusz, Ede Telcs, György Zala and became their flag-bearer.
According to his last will his inheritance became the part of Museum in Zalaegerszeg, and the most worthful pieces can be seen on a permanent exhibition since 1976. This year, the redecoration of the Göcseji Museum gave us the opportunity to host his arts in Veszprém for a while. In the gallery will be shown more than 40 statuettes, coins and plaquetts, including items usually stood in the storage.
The exhibition is open from 27. Jan. 2019 from 10 am. - 6 pm. on everyday, except Mondays.
|Address:||8200 Veszprém, Erzsébet sétány 1.|
|Date of event:||10/18/2018 - 01/27/2019|