There are probably only two names, which are known worldwide among the 20th century artists with Hungarian origin: Victor Vasarely and Amerigo Tot. Originally, he was mainly a graphical artist, but in Rome, he turned into a sculptor and the elaboration of his lifework is still connected to Italy. His classical and abstract compositions, the monumental and decorative forms, geometrical shapes and lyrical figures embrace the artist’s odyssey through life. His works – beside numerous places on the world – can be seen in several Hungarian museums and from now on it will be extended by one more.
In the Koller Gallery, Amerigo Tot’s former house and studio, a memorial room has been opened to pay homage to the exceptional Hungarian sculptor. Beside the artist’s personal objects several selected artworks are exhibited. Together with the inauguration, an exhibition shows a fine selection of Amerigo Tot’s graphical works: his female nudes, character drawings and still lives. Those works all have in common that they have not been yet exposed on exhibitions, thus the visitors have the possibility to see previously unreleased artworks.
After the exhibition, the memorial room will be continuously open and free to visit for everyone.