As promised in our guidebook, this museum in unique in that it is limited to Hungarian artists--so you will see things that are unfamiliar. The Gothic alter pieces and panels were, for me, a highlight of our entire 3-city trip. Now, I do kind of like Gothic painting, which isn't something that would excite everyone, but the guidebook did suggest these were "weird and wonderful" without describing why. They were truly weird and wonderful--because of the faces. All this religious art, but instead of being filled with bland or pious faces, there are all sorts of funny expressions, fat faces, Mary grieving over a crucified Christ with the biggest frown you've ever seen painted, all sorts of wonderful images. Many made me laugh aloud. I wished I'd paid the photo fee and taken pictures. I should have gone back and done so. We also enjoyed many of the Impressionist through modern works.
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