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Modern Art. Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry (1853-1919) Hungarian Painter

Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry was was born to Polish parents in Kisszeben which is now part of Slovakia. He worked as a pharmacist until his late twenties, when at the age of 27 he had some sort of vision - a voice saying "you will be the greatest sunway painter, greater than Raphael!" After that he worked just to support his extensive travel - he visited Paris, Italy, North Africa and the Middle East. He even exhibited in Paris in 1907 and was well received by French critics. Although in the Kingdom of Hungary he was considered as an eccentric crank for his pacifism, vegetarianism, religious pamphlets, booklets about his life where he referred to himself as genius and his developing schizophrenia.
Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry. The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem

He produced more than a hundred paintings. The artist created his major artwork between 1903 and 1909. He stopped painting in 1909 and attended to writing letters to government offices with bizzare propositions regarding his artwork. His style cannot be determined exactly, it connects with both post-impressionism and expressionism. Csontváry died in Budapest.
There's a museum in Pécs, Hungary, which is devoted entirely to his oeuvre and most of Csontváry's paintings came from a collection of a Hungarian architect who bought a pack of the artist's works from his heirs trying to sell it as scrap linen. In 2006, Csontváry's painting "Meeting of the lovers" was sold for more than 1million euros.
Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry. Company Passing a Bridge
Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry. Springtime in Mostar

Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry. Blossoming Almonds, Landscape in Italy

Coaching in Athens at New Moon
Castellamare di Stabia
Sunset Over Bay of Naples
Riders on the Seashore
Mary's Well in Nazareth
The eastern Railway Station at Night
Roman Bridge at Mostar
Young Painter

1 comment:

  1. I like these paintings. They have vibrant colours and are pleasant to the eye!! I learn a lot from your blog! Thanks!!


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