Janos Mattis-Teutsch (1884 – 1960)

My next inspiration amongst Hungarian artists from the turn of the last century is János Mattis-Teutsch. His art amazingly went throguh all the following styles -

  • Post-impressionism
  • Fauvism
  • Expressionism
  • Abstract art
  • Baia Mare School
  • Surrealism
  • Socialist realism

His art work (painting, sculpture, linocut) was mostly influenced by the abstract art of Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich, and moving towards a non-figurative outlook. Later on, he returned to figurative art, an interest which he fused with his socialist beliefs in an attempt to create a socially-aware art (as defined by his Kunstideologie, “Ideology of Painting”, a magazine he edited in Braşov).

I am mostly in love with his colours and forms … as you can see below.


Biography in Hungarian

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