Exploring the Craft of Gilding in Budapest's National Gallery

Posted by Alex Warren on 12/22/2016 to General Announcements
On a recent trip to Budapest, I visited the Hungarian National Gallery. I normally never do much research on museums that I visit, mostly because I like to be surprised by the collections. This trip through the exhibition halls did not disappoint.

The National Gallery boasts a large collection of native Hungarian art and masterpieces from all over Europe. The museum is housed in a grand building which looks like it was renovated during the Soviet era. Many of the guards looked like they had been there since before the iron curtain fell in 1989.

While perusing exhibition halls with grand landscapes by Hungarian artists, I unexpectedly stumbled upon this grand hall that housed Hungarian Gothic altarpieces from 1300-1500.