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Life is Prettier Looking Through Colored Glass

Hosted by the Consul of the Budapest Bites & Sightseers Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Fri 11 May 16:15 - 18:00

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Miksa Roth was an Imperial and Royal court glass stainer artist in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Memorial House of Miksa Roth Art Nouveau (and later Art Deco) glass painter showcases beautiful painted glasses, Art Nouveau glass mosaics made by the master and his 15 art assistants as well as the actual home of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco glass master.

Miksa Roth made the painted glasses of the Hungarian Parliament building in Protected content , the mosaic pictures on the sidewalls of the St Stephen Basilica, and the mosaic on the ground floor of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Franz Liszt Music Academy) to mention but a (very) few of his Hungarian works.

He won a silver medal at the Paris World Exhibition, Protected content , and 2 years later, in Protected content , at the Turin World Exhibition and in Protected content the St. Louis World Exhibition (USA) he was awarded Grand Prix.

His glass works include international pieces, like the glass dome of Protected content feet of the Teatro National in Mexico, the decorative glasses of the Hugh Brown Villa in Boston, the painted glasses in the Fageborg church in Oslo, Norway, in the Royal Palace of the Netherlands, and in the Saint Michael Church of Kosice, Slovakia.

Protected content this lovely little specialty museum is in fact a 3 bedroom apartment: the former home of Miksa Roth. The permanent exhibition of the museum consists of some of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco painted glasses and glass mosaics of Miksa Roth as well as the original furniture, carpets and antiquities. It might be interesting to see how an Art Nouveau artist lived in the decades of Art Nouveau and, after that, Art Deco.

English guided tour costs HUF Protected content the whole Group, which will be split among participants.
Minimum participant number: 15.

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