Erzsébet Schaár: "Street"


Erzsébet Schaár graduated from the College of Arts, Budapest in 1926, but her portrait sculptures had been admired since her childhood. She was known as a bust sculptor until 1966, but she also modelled full-length portraits from the 1960s on. Meanwhile she was concerned with the problems of space; she was searching for the relations between the urban human and the space of living. The resulting composition is the 24-meter long “Street”, first exhibited in Székesfehérvár’s Csók István Museum. The monumental ensemble of life-size figures and structures was made of polystyrene foam - this easily shapable and sectile, but easily eroded material - and different fabrics, oakum, plants and plate-glass. After the exhibition in Székesfehérvár the full composition was displayed in Luzern, and some parts were shown at the 1982 Biennale of Venice, in Stockholm in 1983, then in Budapest’s Hungarian National Gallery as well. The delicate, fragile pieces owned by the museum of Pécs were created after extended experimenting and years of work as versions made of plaster and plastic materials. “Street” can be visited on its present site, the yard of 5. Káptalan Street since 1991. The protective building is designed by architect István Janáky.

In the composition of “Street” open and closed spaces are transformed into sculptures. Walls, doors and windows materialise the relationship between man and his milieu. The life-sized figures of the sculpture-street composition behave as in real life: they are looking out of windows, standing by the walls, but they exist in an actionless and timeless space. The beholder can perceive that they have been here from long ago and they will be here at any time in the future. They are permanent figures of the passing time, as the artistic manifestation of the interdependent and inevitable coherence of the human, space and time.
5 Káptalan str. Pécs 7621
Telephone: +36 72 514 040

Opening hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00-18.00

Admission fees:
Free to enter with a valid ticket to any of the venues of the Janus Pannonius Museum.


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Schaár Erzsébet: "Utca"
7621 Káptalan utca 5.
Phone number
+36 72 514 040
Opening time

Monday: Closed
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

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