I recently became familiar with Károly Ferenczy (1862 -1917) during one of my spontaneous online meanderings through the landscape of Magyar art. As I explored Ferenczy's work, I noticed a motif running through some of his paintings - specifically, men in straw hats reading.
I read somewhere that these four paintings are all essentially self-portraits - that the straw wearing man is Ferenczy himself. Whatever the case, I find the last painting, Red Wall, the most appealing because the scene is so quintessentially Magyar, a quintessence Ferenczy captures perfectly in the composition.
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Blogs/Sites I Read
Bruce Charlton's Notions
Meeting the Masters
From The Narrow Desert
Twisting the Tail of the Cosmos
Deep Britain and Ireland