Égerházi Imre exhibition opening at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Budapest 2014

An exhibition of Imre Égerházi’s paintings inspired by his foreign experiences was opened in the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, opened by Dr. László Szabó, Secretary of State, 19 September, 2014

László Szabó, Secretary of State for Foreign Economic Affairs and Trade emphasized that the Égerházi exhibition is special because it collects the works of the painter of the Hungarian Great Plain inspired by his travels abroad, which have never been exhibited anywhere in such a collection. According to László Szabó, Imre Égerházi’s paintings are special because they are “very human”, their colours are harmonious and reassuring. The Secretary of State spoke in connection with the praise of Imre Égerházi, the painter is especially popular in Debrecen, his paintings can be found in many public institutions, and indeed “he was the painter of the Great Plain”.

The painter’s works, created abroad, were presented by art historian Dr. Balázs Feledy, who reminded us that painters usually stick to their own studios, to constant conditions, but for many, fresh impulses are also important. Imre Égerházi was also very attached to his homeland, yet he extraordinarily loved to travel, gaining fresh impulses; he was always very strongly influenced by the atmosphere of the given landscape within his own, unified perception.
At the opening ceremony, the painter’s son, Attila played with his band Djabe. Their set consisted from compositions of the Sheafs Are Dancing album, which inspired by Imre’s paintings. Some of the paintings from the album were exhibited on the walls.

Page of the Djabe: djabe.com