The exhibition of Mihály Munkácsy’s Christ Trilogy has been extended until 31 August at the Hungarian National Gallery. The Hungarian master produced the works at the pinnacle of his career and wowed crowds in Paris, London, Vienna and Budapest in the 1880s.
The gallery offers this explanation: “The public was mesmerised by the enormous size, the hype surrounding their exhibition and the nature of the biblical events depicted. The secret to the works’ religious radiance is that Munkácsy brought the Saviour within touching distance, and drew the public into Christ’s story of suffering.” Hungarian National Gallery: open daily 10am-6pm except Monday. Wings B, C and D of the Royal Palace. District I, Szent György tér 2. Tel. 06-20 4397-325 or 06-20 4397-331. www.mng.hu