Pál Szinyei Merse, Balloon cotton tote

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100% cotton tote depicting The Balloon by Pál Szinyei Merse on one side. Reproduction digitally printed. Cinnamon coloured lining and straps. 

For those who are obsessed with aviation, for the romantic souls, for freedom lovers, for people travelling all the time... this must be the perfect bag. Whoever gets it as a present must walk around a lot carrying it as the joy this painting radiates is absolutely contagious.

Pál Szinyei Merse: Balloon, 1878 © Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

Exhibition: Canvas and Cult. The Art of Pál Szinyei Merse (1845-1920) 12 November 2021 - 13 February 2022, Hungarian National Gallery

Deliberately opposed to the public tastes worshiping traditions blindly, Szinyei left Munich after completing Picnic in May and did not return before his old age when he was given an award. Instead of going to France like several of his compatriots to draw inspiration for his innovative art, he withdrew to his native land and got married. The growing family, the everyday cares and the uninspiring village environment at Jernye (today: Jarovnice, Slovakia) prevented him from profound artistic absorption. In 1878, however, the boldness of his youthful paintings gushed forth again: his optimistic mood is proven by one of his most original themes, the Balloon. Szinyei was intrigued by technical innovations ― during his academic years he tried to construct an airplane ― so his brother-in-law’s balloon trip immediately electrified him. He would have gladly joined him, for a man flying high need not be interested in the trifling affairs of his fellowmen swarming down on the ground. That is how the floating airship overcoming the force of gravity became the symbol of the flight of human thought and artistic freedom. | Anna Szinyei Merse
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Weight 0.25 kg
Material cotton
Size 370 mm x 350 mm, handles ca. 230 mm
Back beige
Lining cinnamon
How to use Hand wash, do not tumble dry.
Produced by Paul Bristow

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