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Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 1: Medieval and Renaissance Stone Carvings

Yesterday, my first day in Budapest, sunny and warm, so a walk through the city, across the Danube, up the hill to the Buda Palace and into the Hungarian National Gallery. I came for the Mediæval art. There was a lot. I’ve split this up into four separate posts because 71 images in a single post is a little ridiculous. And after much pondering, I split them up along collection lines, which means a couple have not so many images and a couple quite a lot. Nonetheless, here they are:

  1. Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 1: Medieval and Renaissance Stone Carvings
  2. Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 2: Panel Paintings and Wooden Sculptures from the Gothic Period
  3. Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 3: Late Gothic Winged Altarpieces
  4. Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 4: Late Renaissance and Baroque Art

So, old stone stuff. It started in the book store, which has that beautiful wooden ceiling. Then a corridor and a single room. A lot of the pieces are fragments, small, or large, and many of the damaged ones have the faces intentionally bashed off, and not just in a “Oops, sorry, chipped your nose, it was sticking out too far” way, but deliberate removal of face back to rear of neck.

Probably yes, I could have some more images here, but it got out of control in the next collection. Let’s just say this is a fair-ish though impoverished representation of what was there.

Through the door and into the next collection…

Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 1: Fragment of tombstone from Eger, ~1500-1530
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 1: Fragment of tombstone from Eger, ~1500-1530
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 2: Painted wooden ceiling from the Unitarian Church in Adámes, 1526 (detail)
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 2: Painted wooden ceiling from the Unitarian Church in Adámes, 1526 (detail)
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 3: Painted wooden ceiling from the Unitarian Church in Adámes, 1526 (detail)
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 3: Painted wooden ceiling from the Unitarian Church in Adámes, 1526 (detail)
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 4: Christ taking leave of his mother, central part of an epitaph, Nyitra, 1520-1530
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 4: Christ taking leave of his mother, central part of an epitaph, Nyitra, 1520-1530
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 5: Christ taking leave of his mother, central part of an epitaph, Nyitra, 1520-1530 (detail)
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 5: Christ taking leave of his mother, central part of an epitaph, Nyitra, 1520-1530 (detail)
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 6: Giovanni Dalmata & workshop: Fragments from a relief of the Virgin and Child, Diósgyór, 1485-1490
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 6: Giovanni Dalmata & workshop: Fragments from a relief of the Virgin and Child, Diósgyór, 1485-1490
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 7: Fragments of the former high altar from the Inner City Parish Church of Pest, early 16th century
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria — 7: Fragments of the former high altar from the Inner City Parish Church of Pest, early 16th century