Bordercrossing Pictorialism

Sketches from the parallel history of Hungarian and Belgian pictorialist photography 1900-1930

05. April 2003. – 04. May
MegnyitóOpening: April 4, 2003, 5:00 pm

Studying the history of photography it becomes clear, that on the turn of the 19th and 20th century, during the era of Pictoralism (in Hungary it is considered as picturesque style, in Anglo-Saxon countries as Photo-recession) Hungarian and Western-European, mainly Belgian photography were the closest ever to one another.
Do not think of either dilatory or epigonism, not to mention copying.
There is a rather adequate explanation for this phenomenon, saying that in most countries, dominant artistic and technical characters of photography appeared at the same time, in the same way, following the direction of changing trends, so artistic products and ideas could have free entrance to countries without frontiers.

photographs, further details can be found on the website of the Hungarian Museum of Photography