Mihály Munkácsy is among the iconic Hungarian artists whose life and art impacted his whole generation. The legacy of his paintings and technique elevated him to remarkable international renown and is considered as an essential influence even today.
The world of Hungarian fashion is rich and exciting and has come a long way from the Socialist era to today’s fashion shows. Like the country itself, fashion in Hungary draws influence both from Eastern and Western tradition, resulting in an interesting mix of various styles. With many internationally acclaimed designers and independent showrooms, Budapest has become a true fashion hotspot in recent years. Let’s take a look at the major milestones.
Hungarian popular music has always been a blend of the past and the contemporary; the folk and the modern; the retro and the futuristic. Hungarian bands saw unprecedented domestic and international successes in the last couple of years. We collected five bands of the recent past that are worth paying attention to!
Cartoons are not only for children – just like folk tales, they might be filled with morals, build on and fuel imagination and sometimes have such a delicate humour hidden in them that makes us want to see them again and again as adults. Today we bring you some classics that can help you immerse yourself in culture as well as practice your Hungarian language skills!
Imre Kertész (1929 - 2016) was a Hungarian writer, essayist, journalist and translator. He was the first Hungarian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2002 for "writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history."
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