The park among the villas of Terézváros is one of the most important place of the Hungarian art education, welovebudapest.com writes.
The Strawberry’s Garden is close to Andrássy Street. Its name derives from the strawberry trees, which can be found here. The artist have begun use it from the 1880’s. After the first studio house, more pavilions have been built, most of them stand nowadays too. Alajos Stróbl fixed the place, his students brought the stones of a church on Kálvária Square to Strawberry’s Garden in order to save the building.
According to welovebudapest.com, the majority of the artists bought here, in the Andrássy Street (former Sugár Street) villas. Lendvay Street belonged to the sculptors, Bajza Street for the painters. Emperor Franz Joseph himself visited Strawberry’s Garden many times, and many people held evening partys. Alajos Stróbl organized costume soirees, he built a huge fish pool with fountain in his studio, and he had apes, deers, peacocks and storks in his garden.
Today, the place belongs to the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, and it can be visited only in limited periods. The classes here are very different compared with other universities. Every student chooses his/her own master, and they get the same tasks. Everyone develops his/her own style. Of course, there are theoretical lessons as well, but practice is dominating, hence the students spend almost every day together.
Welovebudapest.com says, it is worth visiting, because you can see and touch the works, what you could not do in a museum, and Strawberry’s Garden has a romantic atmosphere with its scattered sculptures, trees and buildings.
Based on the article of welovebudapest.com
translated by Becsi
Source: http://welovebudapest.com /
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