05 Sep. 2011
Scootering in the picture is Dr Bence Vass to give us a tour around the new building of the institute of music. He tells us that the ground floor will be taken by the brass players, the first floor will give home to theoretical education and the practitioners of wood instruments, the stringers will be found on the 2nd floor, and the great concert hall is to be found on the 3rd. The gem of the building is the balcony with its magnificent and unique view. We also get an insight to how the size of the stage of their 200 seat concert hall can be modified.
The next person, Pillány Zsófia from the new library shows us their new; around 400 m2 territory. The most interesting points here are the 4 original Zsolnay furnaces that will operate as a sound archive, a computer lab, and a CD and vinyl stock.
Next we get a tour around the Janus University Theatre; hosted by their director Mikuli János. They are extremely happy for having this variable room, with a separate gallery for the technicians, 2 changing rooms of 20m2, an 80m2 rehearsal room that is also perfect for chamber performances and three offices to manage the whole institution.
Last but not least Márta Nyilas, director of the Institute of Fine Arts walks us around their new premises. Around 120 students will get educated here in their new, 2 floor building. “The best asset of the top floor atelier is that it is really light” – and that is the most important circumstance for painting – says Márta. The pedestrian bridge connects these parts of the Quarter with the ’Menza’, a canteen for the students and a 250 space car park.
25 Aug. 2011
23 Aug. 2011
The completely refurbished building giving home to the collection used to be the home of Júlia Zsolnay and her Polish husband: Tádé Sikorski.
The majority of the eastern style plates and vases of the Zsolnay daughters, Teréz and Júlia took part in numerous world fairs during the 1870s.
Ármin Klein was the master of the historicising style and the pate sur pate technique. Despite his early death he was an influential character in the factory in the 1880s.
The first piece of László Gyugyi was also designed by Ármin Klein.
Eclecticism was the trademark of the luxury period of the factory. Under the artistic management of Tádé Sikorski they followed the foreign stylistic tastes with their most delicate items thus stepping on the international stage.
The Arabian series is the main work of Tádé Sikorski and the top of technical virtuosity. The Zsolnay pieces are unquestionably influenced by floral secession.
Vilmos has prepared for the 1896 millennium celebrations worthily: he experimented and discovered the eosin glaze in different colours thus opening a new period in the history of the factory.
With the appearance of the eosin and by the magnificent work of the artistic team Zsolnay became an internationally renowned; a real unique brand by the turn of the 1900s.
29 July 2011
18 July 2011
The full renovation of the Mausoleum was carried out in the framework of the Pécs2010 Capital of Culture Programme.
The circular form of the building is reminiscent of the neo-roman churches and is the ancient form of the prestigious burial site; the tholos.
The neo-roman building includes a chapel and a crypt underneath with a decorated sarcophagus and 32 burial chambers.
In the centre of the chapel and the crypt the eosin sarcophagus of Vilmos Zsolnay rests on a podium.
The legend has it that in the time of the winter solstice when the sun shines on its zenith it lights up the chapel and uncovers the secret of the eosin.
The area of the Mausoleum having the shape of a grail with the promenade and the breathtaking environment tells about the love of life and beauty.
15 July 2011
03 July 2011
27 June 2011