Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galéria)
Does He Love Me?, Károly Brocky
Mother and Child, Károly Brocky
Sleeping Bacchante, Károly Brocky
Awakening, Károly Brocky
Venus and Amor, Károly Brocky
Forenoon in a Provincial Town, Adolf Fényes
Shelling Beans, Adolf Fényes
Brother and Sister, Adolf Fényes
Poppy-seed Cake, Adolf Fényes
Boys Throwing Stones, Károly Ferenczy
Gardeners, Károly Ferenczy
In Front of the Posters, Károly Ferenczy
Self-Portrait, Károly Ferenczy
Birdsong, Károly Ferenczy
Adam, Károly Ferenczy
Sermon on the Mountain, Károly Ferenczy
Joseph Sold into Slavery by his Brothers, Károly Ferenczy
Evening in March, Károly Ferenczy
The Woman Painter, Károly Ferenczy
October, Károly Ferenczy
Painter and Model (in atelier), Károly Ferenczy
Sunny Morning, Károly Ferenczy
Double Portrait (Béni and Noémi), Károly Ferenczy
Female Nude against Green Background I, Károly Ferenczy
Archers, Károly Ferenczy
Triple Portrait (Sister and Brothers), Károly Ferenczy
Bathing Woman, Karoly Lotz
Horses in a Rainstorm, Karoly Lotz
Five in Hand, Karoly Lotz
Trackers, Karoly Lotz
Felicián Zách, Viktor Madarász
László Hunyadi on the Bier, Viktor Madarász
Self-Portrait, Viktor Madarász
Peter Zrinyi and Ferenc Frangepán in the Wiener-Neustadt Prison, Viktor Madarász
Dobozi and his Spouse, Viktor Madarász
Self-Portrait, János Nagy Balogh
The Artist's Mother, János Nagy Balogh
Women Harvesting Potatoes, János Nagy Balogh
Navvy, János Nagy Balogh
Atelier, János Nagy Balogh
Navvies with Barrow, János Nagy Balogh
Carthusian Monastery in the Vicinity of Rome , Karoly Telepy
The Ruins of Diósgyőr Castle , Karoly Telepy
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 works of many nineteenth- and twentieth-century Hungarian artists who worked in Paris and other locations in the West. The primary museum for international art in Budapest is the Museum of Fine Arts.
Christ before Pontius Pilate, Mihály Munkácsy, 1881
Woman Dressed in Polka Dots Robe, József Rippl-Rónai, 1889
The National Gallery houses Medieval, Renaissance, Gothic art, Baroque and Renaissance Hungarian art. The collection includes wood altars from the 15th century.
The museum displays a number
of works from 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 before World War
II. 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, Pál Szinyei Merse, Istvan Csok, Bela Ivanyi Grunwald, Tivadar
Kosztka Csontváry (Ruins of Ancient Theatre, Taormina), József
Rippl-Rónai (Models), and Károly Ferenczy.
In 2008, the director of the Museum of Fine Arts, László Baán, proposed the merging of his museum with the National Gallery, due to the similar exhibition and collection profile of the two. Both museums and the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art specialize in 20th-century and contemporary fine art, much of which was created by Hungarian artists living overseas. After his request to add an €18million underground extension to the Museum of Fine Arts — which would have united collections spread across the city — was denied in February 2011, Baán presented an alternative plan to the government to build two new buildings at the cost of €150m. He envisioned the new buildings — one housing contemporary European art and the other Hungarian photography — as a "special museum island" that would complement the Museum of Fine Arts and the Budapest Art Hall (Műcsarnok) by permanently joining the two collections by 2017.
In September 2011, Secretary of State for Culture Géza Szőcs officially announced plans to build a new structure along Andrássy út close to City Park and near the existing Budapest Museum of Fine Arts and Budapest Art Hall (Műcsarnok). This building would house the collections of the current Hungarian National Gallery. This expanded plan, which would utilize the entire boulevard, is also referred to as the Budapest Museum Quarter or Andrássy Quarter.
December 2011, Ferenc Csák — director of the National Gallery since
2010 and critical of the proposed merger of the gallery with the Museum
of Fine Arts— called the merger process “[v]ery unprofessional,
anti–democratic and short–sighted” and announced that he would resign
at the end of 2011. As of March 5, 2012, a new director had not been
named and the National Gallery was being led by Deputy General Director
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