Derkovits. The Artist and His Time

(Derkovits. A művész és kora)
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

From 28 March to 27 July 2014

Gyula Derkovits, Still Life With Fish, 1928 © Magyar Nemzeti Galéria

One more time, the Hungarian National Gallery presents the works of the most prominent Hungarian artists. This time visitors have an opportunity to view works by Gyula Derkovits, a painter who so far has been considered as a great individualist of the interwar period in Hungary. The exhibition’s organisers challenge this view by showing him as an artist who was deeply rooted in the European tradition and at the same time well-oriented in the new styles of his times. In order to provide a broader background for Derkovits, the exhibition includes also works by other artists – not only Hungarian, but also German, Austrian, Czech, Polish, and Slovak.