An exhibition of 24 completely unknown paintings by the famous Hungarian artist Janos Vasari (1867-1939) Hungarian National Museum on wednesday.
The 24 canvases form part of a total of 40 Vasari’s oil painting specialists discovered in two rolls during the complete material cataloging process held at the National Gallery beginning in 2016. said the gallery’s director at a press conference on Tuesday.
These works, “hidden” in the museum’s own collection, turned out to be completely unknown to anyone, even art historians, Laszlo Byrne said. “Even during Vasarely’s lifetime, no reproductions of them were known and may have entered the gallery’s collection directly from the artist’s studio,” he said.
“Our exhibition presents 24 well-restored paintings of the most beautiful, most exciting, recently discovered treasures.”
The canvases represent almost every period in Vasarely’s oeuvre. From early Impressionist works to expressive compositions, from Parisian Art Deco works to photographs of Danube promenades and seaside scenes with a Mediterranean flair, Marian Görgery, curator of the exhibition say.
The exhibition complements the newly discovered paintings with other Vasari masterpieces from the museum’s collection, as well as lesser-known works from private collections and drawings. A film about the life of Vasari is also shown.
The exhibition, titled Vaszary Rediscovered, runs until January 15th.
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