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Painting No. Two Ilona Keserü


Ilona Keserü Pécs, 1933 –

Date 1965
Object type painting
Medium, technique canvas, oil, oil pastel, graphite, enamel

image: 45 × 70 cm

Inventory number MM2021.140
Collection Contemporary Collection
On view Hungarian National Gallery Building D, Third Floor, Shifts – 20th Century art after 1945

Ilona Keserü was a dominant, idiosyncratic figure in the Iparterv generation that emerged in the 1960s. In 1965, Keserü began to paint gestural pictures, which she numbered in sequence. These works can be regarded as early Hungarian examples of gestural painting. Picture Number Two (1965) is the second in the six-piece series. Recalling this period, the artist explained: “Turning my back on what I had learned, this was the first time I had produced a painting by choosing and inventing the technical components, and by bringing them to the surface…”

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