Munkácsy Golgotha
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An exhibition showcasing the biggest and most comprehensive private collection of works by 19th-century Hungarian painter Mihály Munkácsy has been extended to run until December 1 in the Zsolnay Cultural Centre in Pécs, in southern Hungary, the organiser said on Monday.

It presents 60 of Munkácsy’s paintings, drawings, sketches along with 20 photos documenting his life from the collection of Hungarian-born art collector Imre Pakh, Zsolnay Örökségkezelő (ZSÖK) told MTI in a statement.

Among the pieces on display is the Yawning Apprentice, from 1868, one of Hungary’s most famous paintings.

The exhibition in Gallery m21 also shows 6 drawings put on public display for the first time.

They include a compositional sketch from Munkácsy’s early period, a self-portrait from his late period, a portrait of composer Ferenc Liszt and sketches for his monumental piece Golgotha.

The exhibition has been organised to mark Munkácsy’s 175th birth anniversary. It has so far attracted 21,000 visitors, ZSÖK said.

Source: mti

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