Published: December 19 2023
The Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest has hosted an exhibition featuring the works of renowned painter Renoir. The exhibition, titled "The Painter and His Models," has been a major attraction, drawing in approximately 200,000 visitors since its opening in September. This exhibition is the first in Hungary solely dedicated to showcasing the works of the impressionist artist.
The Collection and Arrangement
The exhibition consists of nearly 70 paintings, including famous masterpieces like "The Swing," "Dance at Bougival," and "Claude Renoir in Clown Costume." These paintings have been arranged in chronological order and by theme, providing a comprehensive overview of Renoir's artistic development. Notably, the exhibition is significant as it presents all three versions of Gabrielle together for the first time. One of these versions has been in the possession of the Budapest museum since 2019.
Collaboration and Duration
The Museum of Fine Arts collaborated with Musee d'Orsay and Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris to bring this exhibition to Budapest. Visitors have the opportunity to view the masterpieces until early January when the exhibition will come to a close.
Never-Before-Seen Travelling Exhibition
Aside from being the first exhibition dedicated solely to Renoir in Hungary, "The Painter and His Models" is a unique opportunity for art enthusiasts to witness a collection of Renoir's works that has never been seen before in this arrangement. The exhibition provides a remarkable insight into the artist's journey and showcases the beauty and brilliance of his masterpieces.
Questions & Answers
What is the name of the exhibition in Budapest's Museum of Fine Arts? The exhibition is called "The Painter and His Models".
How many visitors has the Renoir exhibition attracted in Budapest since it opened? The exhibition has attracted approximately 200,000 visitors since opening in September.
What are some of the masterpieces on display in the Renoir exhibition in Budapest? Some of the masterpieces on display include "The Swing," "Dance at Bougival," and "Claude Renoir in Clown Costume."
How are the paintings arranged in the Renoir exhibition? The paintings are arranged in chronological order and by theme to illustrate the artist's development.
Is this the first Renoir exhibition in Hungary? Yes, this is the first exhibition in Hungary dedicated solely to the impressionist artist Renoir.
Are all three versions of Gabrielle on display in the exhibition? Yes, this exhibition is the first time that all three versions of Gabrielle are on display together. The Budapest museum has owned the first version since 2019.
Who did the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts collaborate with to mount the exhibition? The exhibition was mounted in cooperation with Musee d'Orsay and Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris.
When will the Renoir exhibition in Budapest close? The exhibition will stay open until early January.