The Lonely Cedar – Csontváry’s Genius

Buda Castle, Budapest
Until December 31, 2015

Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry, The Lonely Cedar, 1907, oil on canvas © Janus Pannonius Múzeum
Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry (1853–1919), a pharmacist by training, a mystic and pacifist, did not enjoy significant interest in his own country while he was still alive. His works, often huge canvases, created in a style close to impressionism and symbolism, gained fame only in the 1930s and started to be compared to the works of Van Gogh and Gauguin. The retrospective organised at the Royal Palace brings together all the paintings where Csontváry’s authorship is not in doubt.

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