November 10, 2010

The Paintings of Emerik Feješ

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Emerik Fejes was a Serbo-Croatian painter well known for his simplistic depictions of architecture and cities. Part of the “naive art” movement, Fejes’s work is almost childish in nature, using bold colors and thick solid lines. Unconventional in his techniques, he chose to use matchsticks to paint instead of paintbrushes.

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A button and comb maker, Fejes didn’t start painting until later in life, and drew much of his inspiration from postcards. When visiting Hungary you can apparently find many of his works in miniature, on postcards themselves! I really enjoy his work, and his use of cheerful colors and warped depths of field. Obviously slightly eccentric, he is also rumored to paint with a cat under one arm.  I love that when researching him, the only biographical photo I could find of the artist is this one below :

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Comments

  1. John E says:

    I’ve started a blog reviewing my history with the paintings of Fejes.

    I think your collection is great. I might have photos that my parents took when they visited him in the mid 1960s.