Neoclassicism in Hungarian Painting

A neoclassicist phenomenon can be observed in Hungarian painting and graphic art of the first half of the 1920s. Primarily, the artists of the so-called Szőnyi-circle (István Szőnyi, Erzsébet Korb, Vilmos Aba-Novák, Károly Patkó) can be classified into the neoclassical tendency. The time-frame of this style is clean-cut: the first characteristic works of the Szőnyi-circle were created in 1919, from 1925 their style developed into diverse directions, and winning the fellowship to Rome in 1928 started a new period for all of them.

Erzsébet Korb: Revelation (1923)