Photographer's Note

This is a detail of the interieur of the Museum of Applied Arts in Budepest, that resemles me the amazing muslim palaces in India or the arabesque halls of Alhambra in Granada, Spain.

The art nouveau palace was designed by Edmund Lehner 111 years ago, whose master was Otto Wagner, the most famous viennese secession architect. Originally it was richly decorated whit stylised coloured ornaments and motives impressed by Hungarian folk art as it can be seen in the exterour. After finishing the erection of this palace envy critics of Vienna said it is the "palace of the Gypsy baron" (confer with the world famed music of Strauss) and to avoid further verbal attacks the officals of Budapest had it washed up to white. The originally coloured patterns lost, but the relief is remained everywhere. To tell the truth, I really like this house, this controversial puritanism gives it a special charme, and avoid it from extremal signs of kitsch.

It was the second museum in the world specialised in applied art. In this winter there is a temporary exhibition of Gallé and Tiffany glasses, turkish-ottoman rugs and carpets, the myth of the faenza of the habans and just graduated Hungarian contemporary designers.

The shot was taken in a night event and I manipulated a bit the colours to emphasize the magic feeling of these halls.

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  • Copyright: jalab temen (jalab_temen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 73 N: 291] (2193)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-10-25
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposición: f/3.6
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2007-12-12 5:34
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