Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser (1928 - 2000) Austrian architect, painter, printmaker. He never make prints with a large serial number. His works contains more variety of colors, and the whole series get the number.

"If someone who hear the word etching would think of the black and white or pale-colored prints, just look at the graphics of Hundertwasser."

Wiesenmann, 1974
color etching, aquatint, paper
320 × 244 mm

Book review: Piranesi

Luigi Ficacci:
Piranesi's fantastic worlds
The great 18th century architectural artist and master engraver

Publisher: TASCHEN
Year: 2011
Content: 792 pages
Language: English, French, German

One of the greatest architectural artists of all time, and certainly the most famous copper engraver of the 18th century, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) is best known for his terrifyingly original series of etchings of labyrinthine and megalomaniac prisons, Carceri d'Invenzione. In his own day, he was most celebrated for his Vedute, 137 etchings of ancient and modern Rome; so renowned were these startling and dramatic chiaroscuro images, imbued with Piranesi's romantic feeling for archaeological ruins, that they formed the mental picture of Rome for generations after. Indeed, Piranesi could be said to have shaped a whole strain of contemporary architecture, as well as the wider visualization of antiquity itself. In our time, he has had a direct influence on writers such as Borges and Kafka and on filmmakers such as Terry Gilliam and Peter Greenaway.

"An artistic homage to a genius."
- Frankfurter Rundschau, Frankfurt

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Illustrations of Hincz Gyula

The exhibition was opened in the Vaci Depository at 14 October 2010, titled "Hincz Gyula forgotten artworks". This exhibition is the contiuation of this series, where we can explores various pieces of Hincz's oeuvre.

Hincz illustrated hundreds of books from the 1940s faithfully followed Babits idea that "... the drawing is not a translator of the poet's work: it completes: Because it tells you what the poet can't."

Generations have been raised up reading these children's books (Weöres Sándor: Bóbita, Zimzizim, Radnóti Miklós: Esti mosolygás, etc) created by the visual world. Latter he said: "I ​​feel I can't start visual education early enough . Therefore, I'm gladly I can illustrate these books for childrens. "

Váci Értéktár, exhibition hall
Vác, Köztársaság út 19.
Tel: 06 27513482

28 October 2011 - 22 January 2012


Edvi Illés Aladár

Edvi Illés Aladár (1870 - 1958) Munkácsy-prize painter, printmaker, teacher. Székely Bertalan's pupil from 1888 to 1893 in the "budapesti mintarajziskola" (Drawing School of Budapest). The main caracter of the Hungarian aquarell painting. His etchings are also great.

etching, paper

Orosz István

Since some weeks I am industrious, productive and innovative. Above all I am on the track of a quite different and another type of impossible figure,. I can see it for my inner sight. It mixes up what is near and distant in an overwhelming way.. I hope that I perhaps will carry out and realize this "discovery". I have gone through series of trials and errors, but not yet achieved a "credible" result. When I will succeed, perhaps I will be able to draw an inside out Eiffel tower

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Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh's only etching.

Portrait of Doctor Gachet, 1890
etching, paper
180 x 150 mm

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Artist of the month: Szalay Lajos

Szalay Lajos (1909 - 1995) famous Kossuth awarded hungarian graphic artist, the innovator of the 20th century hungarian drawing art.

“Probably the next greatest graphic artist in the world is a Hungarian by the name Lajos Szalay.”
(Pablo Picasso)

Ex-libris signs

Vén Zoltán
probably etching, paper

The first list of symbols of techniques used in creating and printing ex-libris was adopted in 1958 at the Barcelona Congress of FISAE. However, a major revision was needed.
A revised list, given below, was adopted at the XXIX Congress, Frederikshavn DK, in August 2002.

A basic subdivision enables even relatively uninformed collectors to observe an ex-libris and determine in which of the three categories it belongs:
Intaglio - The ink is deposited from the grooves of the plate
Relief - The ink is deposited from the reliefs of the plate
Flatbed/stencil/electronic - The ink is deposited from the flat surface of the plate, through a stencil or screen, or electronically

Book review: Csohány Kálmán

B. Supka Magdolna:
Csohány Kálmán

Publisher: Corvina Kiadó
Year: 1986
Content: 76 pages