Pál Szinyei Merse, Balloon leather luggage tag

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Colorful leather luggage tag printed on both sides depicting a detail from The Balloon by Pál Szinyei Merse. 

Luggage tag with a buckle strap, printed on both sides. The middle part of the sewn leather case can be lifted, you can put the tiny sheet with your contact info below. Bound to inflict jealous stares at the airport. Its vivid colours will help you identify your suitcase on the belt from afar.

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 0.00 kg
Material recycled leather
Size Tag: 100 mm x 70 mm, strap: 95 mm
Back The same as the front.
Produced by Crawford Henderson

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