Happy New Year

I wish Happy and Lucky New Year to my readers!

Gácsi Mihály
Happy New Year (BÚÉK), 1978
etching, paper
140 × 90 mm

Image source: www.museen-sh.de

Merry Christmas!

Gross Arnold: Kis Karácsony
color etching, paper
80 × 140 mm

Rembrandt van Rijn

Although I've written about Rembrandt, to study his etchings it's not unavailing. Over 300 pieces of his etching-oeuvre are almost seems to exhaust all possibilities, from drawing like pen sketches to the well edited pictorial compositions, from the prints with clean white backgrounds to the tonal ones.

St. Gerome (unfinished), 1653
etching, paper
297 × 277 mm

Szabados Árpád

Szabados Árpád hungarian painter, graphic artist Munkácsy-prize, rewarding artist. He uses many techniques, in his oeuvre you can find works made with ink, pencil, color pencil and chalk such as etchings and linocut prints.

vulcan (probe), 1969
etching, paper
205 × 250 mm

Feledy Gyula

Feledy Gyula (1928 - 2010) Kossuth-prize graphic artist, great artist. He started to create the Miskolc Graphic Workshop and the Hungarian Graphic Biennale series.

Pigeon, 1960
etching, paper
200 × 245 mm

Exhibition: Kecskeméti Képzőművészeti Szabadiskola

The Kecskeméti Képzőművészeti Szabadiskola annual exhibition in Katona József Library. Opening ceremony: 17 december 2011. 17 o'clock. We welcome everyone, especially the readers of the Etchingfitness! : )

Katona József Könyvtár
6000 Kecskemét,
Piaristák tere 8.

17 december 2011 - 31 december 2011 (T - Sat: 14-18 o'clock)


A palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of units that can be read the same way in either direction. Thanks to my father there is a unique palindrom in hungarian.

"Ó rézmetszet tesztem zéró"
"Oh my engraving test is zero"

Kathe Kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz (1867 – 1945) was a German painter, printmaker. Her empathy for the less fortunate, expressed most famously through the graphic means of drawing, etching, lithography, and woodcut, embraced the victims of poverty, hunger, and war.

Revolt, 1897
etching, paper
296 × 236 mm

Artist of the month: Würtz Ádám

Würtz Ádám (1927 – 1994) hungarian graphic artist, illustrator.

Anyone who knows Würtz Ádám's art, he will recognize the Transdanubian folk inspiration, that fantastic tales, those little villages which are nested at the foot of gentle hills, those grotesque drawings which came from the folk art.

"I draw, therefore I am, I can say that, because since I have remembered, I'd always draw."

(Würtz Ádám)

Saint Nicholas Day

Thomas Nast
Santa Claus
etching, paper