János Thorma, the Painter of the Hungarian Barbizon

(Thorma János, a magyar Barbizon festője)
The Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
Until 12 May 2013

János Thorma, "Summer Landscape (Female Painter)", 1929 © Magyar Nemzeti Galéria

János Thorma was one of the founders of the artistic colony in Nagybánya (today Baia Mare in Romania), active from 1896 until the outbreak of the First World War. Artists taught by Thorma (and others) imported the achievements of the French Barbizon School to Hungary, for example through encouraging them to paint nature “from nature” and by creating paintings called plein air. This exhibition is the first such broadly conceived exhibition of the art of Thorma – one of the most important Hungarian painters – and presents more than 100 paintings and drawings by him.