Context & Identity in Contemporary Hungarian Art

Reimagining the near past and constructing local identities. A Fulbright project by Linnea West (2012-13)

History of Suffering in 19th C.

quotesY“Along with the “nation’s glory,” the Hungarian “history of suffering” was a major theme in graphic illustrations in popular culture. In the decades following the defeat of the war of independence, the theme of the “heroic death” was common in the fine arts.”

-Emese Revesz, “Strengthening of National Identity in 19th Century Popular Graphic Arts,” Art and Nation: Image and Self-Image

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This entry was posted on October 26, 2012 by in Quote.
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