Dawn on the Train1941
Charcoal on paper, 480 x 560 mm
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
The story of Kondor's life and his oeuvre is short, but full of promise. He lived a mere twenty-three years. At the end of the thirties, as a Communist intellectual with a Marxist approach, he became a member of the Group of Socialist Artists. He died as a political prisoner in Dachau.
His drawings are the most prominent of his works, his financial situation and lack of time preventing him from creating paintings on the same technical and artistic level. This charcoal drawing, the best known of his works, might be the symbol of a period, just like Daumier's "On the Third Class" in its time. The artist's familiarity with the scene and his deep sympathy are the reasons why this sad, haunting picture can shock a viewer even today.
|Please send your comments, sign our guestbook and send a postcard.
Created and maintained by Emil Krén and Dániel Marx; sponsored by the T-Systems Hungary Ltd.