Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest

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The Hungarian National Gallery (also known as Magyar Nemzeti Galéria), was established in 1957 as the national art museum. It is located in Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary. Its collections cover Hungarian art in all genres, including the many twentieth-century Hungarian artists who worked in Paris and other locations in the West. The primary museum for international art is the Museum of Fine Arts.

The exhibitions of the museum are divided into the following sections:

  • Medieval and renaissance stone sculptures;
  • Gothic art in wood (figurines and paintings);
  • Late Gothic altars;
  • Renaissance and baroque arts;
  • 19th and 20th-century painting, photography, sculpture, and graphic art and prints (including designs for stamps); and
  • Contemporary art - displaying the art works of Mihály Munkácsy and László Paál.

Medieval and renaissance stone art

The Medieval and Renaissance collection includes works in stone and marble from the 11th to the 16th century.

Gothic wooden statues and paintings

The Gothic wood sculptures and pictures in the gallery date from the 14th to the 15th century.

Late Gothic altars

The late Gothic altars date from the 15th century to the 16th century.

Renaissance and Baroque Art

The renaissance and baroque Hungarian art collection dates from 1550 to 1800.

19th and 20th-century art

The museum displays a number of works from national Hungarian sculptors such as Károly Alexy, Maurice Ascalon, Miklós Borsos, Gyula Donáth, János Fadrusz, Béni Ferenczy, István Ferenczy and Miklós Izsó. It also exhibits paintings and photographs by major Hungarian artists such as Brassai and Ervin Marton, part of the circle who worked in Paris beginning before World War II.

Contemporary art

The gallery displays the work of artists such as Mihály Munkácsy and László Paál. The museum also holds paintings by Karoly Marko, Josef Borsos, Miklos Barabas, Bertelan Szekely, Karoly Lotz, Syrinei Pal Merse, Istvan Csok, Bela Ivanyi Grunwald, Tivador Czontvary Kosztka (Ruins of Ancient Theatre, Taormina), Josef Ripple-Ronai (Models), and Karoly Ferenczy.

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