Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Frigyes Spiegel's Gardening Women: Ulloi ut 21

 Frigyes Spiegel was one of the earliest Art Nouveau architects in Budapest.  His main contribution was the play of the facade, moving from Historicist references to images of nature.  In this early building (1898) Spiegel arranges a row of women, surrounded by floral imagery, in the process of gardening and harvesting fruit and wheat.  The images flow across the building.  The building is otherwise run-down, but the women on the relief have somehow survived.  Beautiful Budapest.



Susan Griffin said...

As you can imagine, I love this.

Debra Journet said...

I actually thought of you when I discovered the building and then planned the post.