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Perlrott Csaba Vilmos 1880 – 1955 (Reformed Church)

Perlrott Csaba Vilmos

(1880 – 1955)

Born in Békéscsaba (Hungary) Perlrott Csaba Vilmos arrives in Baia Mare on the advice of his first teacher, József Koszta in 1903. Like many future Neoists, he chooses Béla-Ivany Grünwald as his master. He will discover the exotic beauty of gypsies from the very beginning, and he will do painting with portraits and compositions with this theme. Appreciating his artistic qualities, Ferenczy Károly proposes him for the Paris scholarship to the Julien Academy. Here he joins the Fauves group. He is influenced by Matisse, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Derain and Picasso. Returning to the Colony, starting in 1907, he works in the group of those outside the school, believing that the renewal of the spirit of the Colony is inevitable.

As a follower of the Neoists he joins with Géza Bornemisza to those led in the exodus from Kecskemét by Grünwald. Kecskemét lacks the landscape of the city, the atmosphere of the historical city, so it returns to the colony in 1912 and 1918. After World War I, he lived in Germany and Paris, then moved to Szentendre.

Painted around 1910, with strong expressionist valences, specific to the group of neo-artists to which he belonged, the painting entitled Reformed Church proposes a chromatic register dominated by the shades of blue and red, accompanied by orange and green complementaries. The painting presents in a personal manner, citadine aspects of the city on the “Rivulus Dominarum”, with the reformed church as a defining element of the urban space, often preferred by the artists from Baia Mare. The construction of the stone church began in 1792 and lasted 17 years, being completed in 1809, its tower being completed in 1836. For its grandeur and neoclassical style, in 1962 the church received the title of “historical monument”.

Perlrott Csaba Vilmos 1880 – 1955
(Reformed Church)