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Ferenczy Museum - Barcsay Collection - Szentendre
Ferenczy Museum - Barcsay Collection
Address: 2000, Szentendre Dumtsa Jenő u. 10
Phone number: (20) 779-6657, (26) 310-244
Opening hours: 01.04-30.09.: Wed-Sun 10-18
The Barcsay Museum opened in 1978 in a civic house built in the beginning of the 19th century. A family of German origins for a century and a half occupied the house. Stéger Xáver famous tenor Ferenc of the Stréger family, who rented a flat form in this house, was born here as well.

The wards serving the original function of the building, which was hosting a clinic, were apt for the small pictures; the largest pictures were placed on the last wall.

The art of Jenő Barcsay (1900-1988) is a concept not only in Szentendre but also in the history of the art of the 20th century in Hungary: he was a representative of constructivism, even so figurative constructivism. He did the mosaics of public buildings, wall textiles. He was the author of Artistic Anatomy used in medical training.

The exhibition is a good example of the oeuvre of the artist. The picture titled 'The Madman of the Village' made at 23 is a dramatically dark picture.

One of his most famous picture was the 'Working Girl' from 1928. Another picture 'Working Women' summarizes the traditions which were later formed. Those three copper engravings at the end of the corridor are also part of this expressionism. Barcsay was in search of the hidden face and surface of the land, and the power that formed it. This search was true all through his art.

If we look at all the figurative compositions, we may reach a strange conclusion: all of the works are composed very densely typical of figures of frescoes. The four women on the marble mosaic are these extremely simple but imperturbable calm women.

The puppet forms supporting each other are like the answers given to the questions inquiring the options of people of Middle Europe in the 20th century. They are pondering, calm, thinking people, just like their creator.