One of the most popular permanent exhibitions at the Janus Pannonius Museum presents the important works of Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry (1853-1919), the lone giant of Hungarian painting.
The Csontváry oeuvre can be divided into distinct chronological and genre-related sections.
The first section is represented by studies and portraits. The next phase consists of works painted in 1902 and 1903 in Jajce, Mosta, Castellamaré, Selmecbánya, Szigetvár and Hortobágy. The "world's largest painting of a day-trip (plein air)" is to be found here, in Baalbek, while the Fountain of Mary in Nazareth was painted in search of an individual style.
At the Entrance of the Panic Wall in Jerusalem is a group portrait; The Great Tarpatak in the Tatras 'reformulates' the genre conventions of landscape painting into a masterpiece. Almost without exception, these works are mature masterpieces. The emblematic summing up of the oeuvre is the Lonely Cedar, which can also be considered a metaphorical self-portrait. Painted in 1909, The Seaside Walk is the latest painting in the oeuvre on show. The charcoal drawings, allegorical scenes, compositional sketches and sketches from the decade mark the last period of his creative output.
Admission fees: Adult - 2000 HUF
Student / senior citizens: 150 HUF
Tue-Sun - 10.00-18.00
Mon - closed
7621 Pécs, Janus Pannonius u. 11.
+36 30 313 8442
How to get there
You can reach it from the Main Railway Station by bus 44, getting off at Szent István Square.
|Tuesday:||10:00 - 18:00|
|Wednesday:||10:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday:||10:00 - 18:00|
|Friday:||10:00 - 18:00|
|Saturday:||10:00 - 18:00|
|Sunday:||10:00 - 18:00|