Sunday, May 29, 2016

Chefs d'Oeuvre de Budapest, at Musée du Luxembourg, Paris 5th arrdt

The chefs d'oeuvre in question are on loan from two Budapest museums, one of which is undergoing major renovation works.

It's a motley crew of paintings and sculptures, spanning from the late middle ages to post-modern art. Many of the artists exhibited I had never even heard of (Munkácsy, Rippl-Ronai plus a whole lot of other seemingly unpronounceable names) but was pleased to discover (Luini, Kokoschka) while others are of the kind who have produced practically nothing but masterpieces (El Greco, Albrecht Dürer and Goya being my personal favourites).

El Greco, 'Mary Magdalen in penitence, 1576

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