Csontvary exhibition draws over 170,000 visitors so far

A large-scale exhibition of works by renowned Hungarian painter Tivadar Csontvary Kosztka (1853-1919) has attracted over 170,000 visitors since it opened in Budapest's Museum of Fine Arts in April, the museum said on Monday.
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The exhibition presenting 45 paintings and spanning the oeuvre of “the most original Hungarian painter” will run until July 16.

The exhibition features titles including the iconic Ruins of the Ancient Greek Theatre at Taormina, the thirty-square-metre Baalbek, the Pilgrimage to the Cedars in Lebanon and the Lonely Cedar, among others.

A section presents his early portraits, self-portraits, bird paintings and the landscapes inspired by his study visit to Italy.

The exhibition in Budapest will be open for the public on Monday and for extended hours, from 9am until 9pm, on the weekend, the museum said.

The show will then travel on to Pecs.

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