The Studio yearbook of decorative art — 1912

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HUNGARIAN ARCHITECTURE AND DECORATION
have also been entrusted with some of the decorative work, it will
be well understood that the “ Palace of Culture ” promises to be a
true work of art.
Some very interesting interiors have been designed by Ferenc
Frischauf-Szablya, Wigand, Dionysius Gyorgyi and other young
architects. In this branch of decorative art Kriesch-Korofoi has
also been successful. Gyorgyi was awarded a prize in the competition
for the Hungarian Pavilion of the Turin Exhibition and is now
engaged in building a church, in the competition for which he was
likewise awarded the first prize for a design.
Some very good stained glass has been produced during the last
year after designs by Sandor Nagy, Kriesch-Korofoi and other emi-
nent men. The quality of the glass and the beauty of the colouring
is remarkable, showing that the craftsmen who executed it are in
sympathy with the work, and understand the nature of the designs
and colours. A large amount of thought is given to fresco painting,
and some beautiful work has been done in this direction by Sandor
Nagy and Mariska Undi, a young lady-artist with exceptional talent.
The Royal Schools for weaving in Godollo and Kecskemet
have also been doing very good work after designs by Kriesch-
Korofoi, Sandor Nagy, Mariska Undi, Alex Talus and other artists.
In the Arts and Crafts Schools in the provinces and in Budapest
evidence of sound teaching and an inborn love of design is every-
where apparent in all branches of decorative art. The students
execute their own designs and everywhere the beauty of workman-
ship is perceptible. Much attention is being given to lace and
embroidery, even the more humble cross-stitch not being neglected.
Last summer an exhibition of interiors and everything connected
with modern decorative art was held in Kaschau, a most delightful
little town on the Hungarian side of the Carpathians. It proved
most successful, and was visited by over fifteen thousand persons,
many of whom came some distance to see it. This spring another
attempt to spread the knowledge ot modern art is to be made by
holding an exhibition at Klausenburg. Eventual losses arising from
these exhibitions are borne by the State. The Arts and Crafts
Schools in Budapest are every year sending forth well-trained crafts-
men and craftswomen, who take real joy in their work. So, on the
whole, matters artistic are very hopeful in Hungary.

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