Walter Crane in Kolozsvár and Kalotaszeg One Hundred Years Ago Cover Image

Walter Crane a száz év előtti Kolozsváron és a Kalotaszegen
Walter Crane in Kolozsvár and Kalotaszeg One Hundred Years Ago

Author(s): Jenő Murádin
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: Walter Crane; folk art; Hungarian culture; English ideals; Ruskin; Morris; Ashbee; Transylvania; Kalotaszeg; secession

Summary/Abstract: When we talk about Hungarian culture, which is rooted in a folk art soil, we always find English motives and ideals associated with it. The English orientation reappears in the civic development in Hungary, including Transylvania, at last after the Reform Age: Ruskin, Morris and Ashbee seems very much acquainted with their innovations, in spite of the fact that they never visited Hungary. This work is a reconstruction which focuses on Walter Crane’s Transylvanian trip, follows the circumstances of his invitation, describes events of his days spent in this region and provides new documents and information, hitherto unknown. For instance, after Cave’s expedition in Kalotaszeg, Hungarian art regarded the Kaloteszeg basin as “Ruskin’s earth”.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 84-93
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Hungarian