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2012. február 14 – 2012. április 3.


Three Dimensional Beauty: Sculptures in the Museum of Fine Arts

After a model attributed to Leonardo da Vinci <br> Mounted Warrior, 16th century
After a model attributed to Leonardo da Vinci
Mounted Warrior, 16th century









The Romanesque sculptors let their imagination run wild while carving endearingly grotesque monsters into the tops of the pillars in abbey cloisters. The creators of Gothic sculptures endeavoured to form tall and thin human figures which reflected the soaring vertical lines of the cathedrals. Gradually these carved images began to detach themselves from church pillars and walls, and the dignified free-standing human figures of the Renaissance masters were soon to be celebrated for their "independence." The festive spirit continued and was accelerated by the excesses of the Mannerist and Baroque masterpieces showing previously unseen dynamism, theatricality and emotionality. Nevertheless, when the celebration was over, it was time to look back on the past to build a new future. Our lecture series this spring will also offer a time of retrospection.

Everyone is welcome – the lectures are open to all. Attend only a few or the whole series. No need to register in advance. Come when you can!

14 February
Sculpturesque History – Changing Ideals Throughout Centuries
Lecturer: Edina Deme

21 February
Break – No lecture this week

28 February
Abelard, Heloise, Uta and Ekkehard – Heroes Made of Stone – Gothic Sculpture
Lecturer: Krisztina Mácsay

6 March
Beauty, Balance, Blessing – Renaissance Sculpture
Lecturer: Krisztina Mácsay

13 March
Intertwined Refinement – Mannerist Sculptures from Cellini to Giambologna
Lecturer: Eszter Tóth

20 March
The Pulsing Marble – Baroque Sculpture in the Seventeenth Century
Lecturer: Zsófia Tettamanti

27 March
From the Age of Bronze to the Gates of Hell – Rodin at the Museum of Fine Arts
Lecturer: Zsófia Kovács

3 April
The Power of Bronze and Marble – XIXth Century Sculpture in the Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts from Realism to Symbolism
Lecturer: Zsófia Kovács

For guests: the cost is HUF 2,500 per lecture. Just buy a ticket at the lobby cashier right before the lecture - ask for a "Docent Program Sculpture Lecture Ticket". You do not need to pay for entry to the Museum in addition. After the lecture, please feel free to use this ticket to enjoy all the galleries in the permanent collection.

For Docents-in-Training: this series is included in the overall training fee.

Location: Italian Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. Please check with the Information Desk in the lobby upon arrival for the exact location of the lecture.

All dates, times and locations are subject to change.

For more information, contact Samantha Lea, tel. +36 1 469-7291 or e-mail ZG9jZW50IzEhKyNtZmFiLmh1

Museum of Fine Arts Budapest Docent Program
1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41.
Levélcím: H-1396 Budapest 62., Pf. 463
Tel.: +36 1 469-7291
Fax: +36 1 469-7107