Titled Hungarian Tales in the Painting of Győző Somogyi, the latest exhibition at Łazienki’s Museum of Hunting & Horsemanship presents fifty works from the canon of Győző Somogyi.
Running until June 30th, the exhibition isn’t short on natural and animalistic accents, making it the perfect match for its host venue. But aside from these, other works will also focus in on religious and historic themes.
Characterized by the diverse artistic styles favored by the artist, these include oils, tempera, pastels and also graphic techniques.
Particularly noteworthy us wooden triptych painted with egg tempera – one of the artist’s favorite techniques – and precise miniature paper soldiers painted with water paint.
Largely unknown to Poles, Győző Somogyi was born in Budapest in 1942; despite being rejected by the Hungarian College of Fine Arts three times, he continued to paint and learnt numerous graphic techniques after taking work in a printing house in the 1970s. Now regarded as one of the country’s greatest painters, he was awarded the title of Artist of the Nation by the Hungarian Academy of Arts.
Museum of Hunting and Horsemanship (branch of the Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw)
Tues – Thurs & Sun 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. / Fri-Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mon.