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Károly Kotász - A Forgotten Famous Artist FREE


Join us for an in depth gallery talk (in English and Hungarian) A Forgotten Famous Artist - Károly Kotász and the Fragility of Artistic Success by Nóra Veszprémi, a research fellow at the University of Birmingham, who is working on a project about interwar Hungarian and Central European art. The first talk will be given in English (1.00pm - 1.30pm), followed by a second talk in Hungarian (2.00pm - 2.30pm), with the option to discuss the work further afterwards

How is artistic success made, and what does it take to make it last? In the 1920s and 1930s, the Hungarian artist Károly Kotász (1872–1941) was a star of galleries in Berlin, Paris and London. His paintings were praised by critics and sold to wealthy collectors at high prices. Kotász himself lived with a disability, and never travelled to the locations of his success. Today his name is barely known even in his home country. Kotász’s painting Stormy Landscape with Blue and Red Figures, which has been in the collection of BMAG since 1940, is now on display for the very first time. This talk will explore the mechanisms of artistic success through Kotász’s example, comparing his story to other artists in the room.

Please go to the vestibule desk (next to the Round Room) to join the talk.

Saturday 8December2018-12-08T13:00:00Z2018-12-08T15:50:00Z

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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square

B3 3DH Birmingham GB

0121 303 2834

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