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Zoltán Kárpáti

Curator of Prints and Drawings

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Dózsa György út 41 Budapest H-1146

CELL +36 30 228 6654

E-MAIL karpati@szepmuveszeti.hu

Appointments

2004 – Present Curator of Italian Drawings and Prints, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

2004 – 2012 Assistant of the Director of Curatorial Affairs, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

2004 Assistant Curator of Musical Instruments, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Musicology, Budapest

Education

1998 – 2004 Budapest, Eötvös Loránd University (M.A.) Thesis: The Animal Model-Book Tradition in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Florence: The Budapest Animal Model-Book

2004 Padua, Università degli Studi di Padova, Dipartimento di Storia delle Arti Visive e della Musica, as Erasmus Fellow

Special Interest

Italian Renaissance and Early Baroque

Current Projects

2019 The Triumph of the Body: Michelangelo and the Sixteenth Century Italian Draughtsmanship, exhibition of drawings by Michelangelo and his contemporaries, will be presented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. Curator and author of the accompanying catalogue

2018 Leonardo da Vinci and the Budapest Horse and Rider. Exhibition and book of studies devoted to our small bronze, the Mounted Warrior associated with Leonardo da Vinci, will be presented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. Curator, editor and contributor of the accompanying book

2016 On-Line Catalogue of the Seventeenth-Century Italian Prints of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. Including ca. 4.000 prints

Continuous Complete Catalogue of Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Italian Drawings of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. Including ca. 1.200 drawings

Previous Projects

2009 Technical analysis of our small bronze, the Mounted Warrior associated with Leonardo da Vinci. Research project with the National Gallery, Washington. Coordinator and art historian consultant on our Museum’s side

2009 – 2012 On-Line Catalogue of the Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Italian and French Prints of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. Including 4.600 prints. Co-author with Eszter Seres

Exhibition

2013 The Triumph of Perfection: Raphael: Renaissance Drawings and Prints from the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. Co-curator with Eszter Seres

2009 The Alchemy of Beauty: Parmigianino’s Drawings and Prints, Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts

2008 The History of Printmaking: Mantegna to Hogarth – Virtuoso Engravers of Four Centuries, Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts. Co-curator with Szilvia Bodnár, Teréz Gerszi, et al.

Publications

Collection Catalogue

Italian and French Prints before 1620: An On-Line Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2012 »www.printsanddrawings.hu« Including 4.600 objects with annotated references and short entries. Co-autor with Eszter Seres

Book

Raphael: Drawings in Budapest, Budapest 2013, 156 pp., 77 ills. Published separately in English and Hungarian. The book of studies issued on the occasion of the exhibition The Triumph of Perfection: Raphael: Drawings and Prints from the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, from 18 December, 2013 to 30 March, 2014. Co-author with Eszter Seres

Exhibition Catalogue

The Alchemy of Beauty: Parmigianino. Drawings and Prints, ed. Eszter Seres, exhibition catalogue, Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts 2009, 165 pp., 125 colour ills. Published separately in English and Hungarian

Article

‘A Newly Identified Landscape Etching By Battista del Moro,’ Bulletin du Musée Hongrois des Beaux-Arts 119 (2014) [2015], pp. 197–201. On a newly identified etching in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

‘An Undescribed Version of Landscape with a Horseman and his Groom after Titian,’ Bulletin du Musée Hongrois des Beaux-Arts 118 (2013), pp. 101–7. On a newly identified etching in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

‘A Figure Study by Il Cavaliere Giuseppe Cesari d’Arpino,’ Bulletin du Musée Hongrois des Beaux-Arts 118 (2013), pp. 167–71. On a newly identified drawing in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

‘Two Festival Designs from the Workshop of Jacopo Strada,’ in Geest en gratie: Essays Presented to Ildikó Ember on Her Seventieth Birthday, ed. Orsolya Radványi, Budapest 2012, pp. 142–47. On two newly identified drawings in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

‘Survival of a Tradition: The Budapest Animal Model-Book,’ in From Pattern to Nature in Italian Renaissance Drawing: The Transition from Pattern Book Drawings to Life Drawing from Pisanello to Leonardo, eds. Michael Kwakkelstein and Lorenza Melli, Florence 2012, pp. 51–73

‘After Polidoro: A Newly Identified Drawing by Livio Mehus,’ Bulletin du Musée Hongrois des Beaux-Arts 108–9 (2009), pp. 107–14. On a newly identified drawing in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

‘Harvest Scene by Battista del Moro,’ in In Arte Venustas: Studies on Drawings in Honour of Teréz Gerszi, ed. Andrea Czére, Budapest 2007, pp. 45–47. On a newly identified drawing in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

‘A Late Drawing by Domenico Campagnola,’ Bulletin du Musée Hongrois des Beaux-Arts 102–3 (2005), pp. 69–79. On a newly identified drawing in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

‘The Budapest Animal Model-Book: Codicological Analysis and Reconstruction,’ Bulletin du Musée Hongrois des Beaux-Arts 100 (2004), pp. 79–117

Edition

Bulletin du Musée Hongrois des Beaux-Arts, 2004–2010

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest: Masterpieces from the Collection, ed.-in-chief Andrea Czére, Budapest 2006

Andrea Czére, Róma bűvöletében: Giovanni Battista Piranesi rézkarcai [Under the Spell of Rome: Piranesi’s Etchings from the 100-Year-Old Museum of Fine Arts Collection of Prints and Drawings], exhibition catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2006

Catalogue Chapter

L'uso del disegno sottostante nella Madonna Esterházy, in Raffaello: La Madonna Esterházy, ed. Stefano Zuffi, Milan 2014, pp. 53–57

Italian Engravings in the Fifteenth to Sixteenth Centuries, in The History of Printmaking: Mantegna to Hogarth – Virtuoso Engravers of Four Centuries, eds. Szilvia Bodnár and Teréz Gerszi, exhibition catalogue, Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts 2007, pp. 32–54 Hungarian text, 124–33 English text

Essay

in Masterpieces: Museum of Fine Arts Budapest, ed. Axel Vécsey, Budapest 2013, p. 40: Czech (?) Artist, Saint Margaret; pp. 54–55: Leonardo da Vinci, Studies of Heads for the Battle of Anghiari and Study of a Head for the Battle of Anghiari; p. 71: Parmigianino, Venus Disarming Cupid; p. 100: Guido Reni, The Crucifixion of Saint Peter; p. 121: Eugène Delacroix, Horse Startled by Lighting; p. 132: Vincent van Gogh, The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Winter; p. 138: Egon Schiele, Two Girls Embracing; p. 139: Kurt Schwitters, Merz 50

in Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest: Masterpieces from the Collection, ed. Andrea Czére, Budapest 2006, no. 26: Bohemian Master, The Pentecost; no. 40: Leonardo da Vinci, Studies of a Horse’s Leg for the Sforza Monument; no. 42: Leonardo da Vinci, Study of Two Warriors’ Heads and Study of a Warrior’s Head for the Battle of Anghiari; no. 41: Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, Mounted Warrior, with Miriam Szőcs

Catalogue Entry

in Da Raffaello a Schiele: Capolavori dal Museo di Belle Arti di Budapest, exhibition catalogue, ed. Stefano Zuffi, Milan, Palazzo Reale 2015–16, p. 32: Leonardo da Vinci, Studi per le teste di due soldati nella battaglia di Anghiari; p. 40: Raffaello, Testa d’angelo; p. 48: Parmigianino, Venere che disarma Cupido

in Cézanne and the Past: Tradition and Creativity, exhibition catalogue, ed. Judit Geskó, Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts 2012, nos. 31–32: Raphael, Venus and Psyche, Paul Cézanne after Raphael, Venus; no. 35: After Parmigianino, Portrait of a Young Man; no. 37: Paul Cézanne after Fra Bartolommeo, Dead Christ; nos. 133–35: Paul Cézanne after Luca Signorelli, Nude Studies; nos. 136–39: Michelangelo, The Resurrection of Christ, Paul Cézanne after Michelangelo, The Resurrection of Christ, Sheet of Studies, The Dance

in Des Kaisers Kulturhauptstadt: Linz um 1600, exhibition catalogue, Linz, Oberösterreichische Landesmuseen 2012, no. 6.6.1: Federico Barocci, Die Verkündigung; no. 6.6.4: Ugo da Carpi, Diogenes; no. 6.6.7: Battista Franco, Der Tag (Giorno); no. 6.6.17: Lelio Orsi, Die Erschaffung der Welt; no. 6.6.20: Parmigianino, Mariä Himmelfahrt; no. 6.6.21: Parmigianino, Die Auferstehung Christi; no. 6.6.22: Bartolomeo Passarotti, Die persische Sibylle; no. 6.6.23: Perino del Vaga, Der heilige Georg mit dem Drachen; no. 6.6.26: Pontormo, Vier Sänger; no. 6.6.27: Lorenzo Sabatini, Die Blendung des Polyphem; no. 6.6.34: Francesco Salviati, Apollo und Pan; no. 6.6.35: Giovanni Battista Scultori, Mars und Venus; no. 6.6.40: Niccolò Vicentino, Saturn; no. 6.6.42: Federico Zuccari, Allegorie des Glaubens

in The Prince and the Paper: Masterworks from the Esterházy Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Jerusalem, Israel Museum 2011, nos. 1–2: Attributed to Raphael or Marcantonio Raimondi, The Massacre of the Innocents; Marcantonio Raimondi after Raphael, The Massacre of the Innocents; no. 5: Giorgio Ghisi, Allegory of Life (Dream of Raphael)

in Treasures from Budapest: European Masterpieces from Leonardo to Schiele, ed. David Ekserdjian, Royal Academy of Art, London 2010, nos. 1–2: Leonardo da Vinci, Head Studies for the Battle of Anghiari; no. 22: Raphael, Sketch for a Temporary Decoration; no. 27: Fra Bartolommeo, Three Studies of Dominican Friars; no. 28: Jacopo da Pontormo, Study for a Seated Youth; no. 54: Paolo Caliari, called Veronese, Peter of Amiens Exhorts Doge Vitale Michiel; no. 56: Luca Cambiaso, The Stoning of St Stephen; no. 57: Ferraù Fenzoni, Study of a Male Nude Entwined by a Serpent; no. 85: Jacopo Palma il Giovane, The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes

in From Raphael to the Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome, ed. David Franklin, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa 2009, no. 79: Girolamo da Carpi, Sheet of Studies

in “...és megosztotta köpenyét”: Szent Márton Kultuszának Közép-Európai Emlékei [“…and He Shares His Cloak…”: Relics of the St Martin Cult in Central Europe], ed. Mónika Zsámbéki, Szombathely, Gallery of Szombathely 2008, no. 121: Antonio Tempesta, Saint Martin and the Beggar

in Sturz in die Welt: Die Kunst des Manierismus in Europa, ed. Michael Philippe, Hamburg, Bucerius Kunst Forum 2008, no. 64: Pontormo, Vier Sänger; no. 65. Giulio Romano, Erotische Szene; no. 66. Parmigianino, Venus entwaffnet Cupido; no. 67. Perino del Vaga, St. Georg mit dem Drachen; no. 68. Francesco Salviati, Apollo und Pan; no. 69. Bartolommeo Passarotti, Die persische Sibylle; no. 70. Lelio Orsi, Die Erschaffung der Welt; no. 71. Lorenzo Sabatini, Die Blendung des Polyphem; no. 76. Federico Zuccari, Allegorie des Glaubens; no. 79. Parmigianino, Auferstehung Christi [etching]; no. 80. Ugo da Carpi, Diogenes [chiaroscuro-woodcut]; no. 81. Giovanni Battista Scultori, Mars und Venus [engraving]; no. 82. Niccolò Vicentino, Saturn [chiaroscuro-woodcut]; no. 85. Federico Barocci, Die Verkündigung [etching and engraving]

in Mátyás király öröksége: Késő reneszánsz művészet Magyarországon [The Legacy of King Mathias: Late Renaissance Art in Hungary], ed. Árpád Mikó, Budapest, Hungarian National Gallery 2008, no. II-26A. Agnolo di Cortivo, Codex Zichy; no.II-26 B. Ornamental prints from the Codex Zichy

in The Splendor of the Medicis: Life and Art in the Renaissance Florence, ed. Monica Bietti and Annamaria Giusti, Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts 2008, no. 86: Leonardo da Vinci, Study of a Head for the Battle of Anghiari; no. 87: Leonardo da Vinci, Studies for two Heads for the Battle of Anghiari; no. 88: Leonardo da Vinci, Studies for a Head of a Solder [Venice, Accademia]; no. 89: [with Miriam Szőcs] Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, Mounted Warrior [small bronze]; no. 96: Raphael, Nude Study for the Figure of Saint Jerome (?); no. 147: Circle of Giovanni Stradano, Study for the Battle of Marciano; no. 148: Circle of Giovanni Stradano, Study for the Capture of Siena; no. 189: Alessandro Allori, The Gathering of Pearls

in Nicolas II Esterházy 1765–1833: Un prince hongrois collectionneur, ed. Emmanuel Starcky, Compiègne, Musée national du château de Compiègne 2007, no. 3: Giulio Romano, Ornament d’acanthes avec une figure d’ange; no. 4: Giorgio Vasari, Le Pape Léon X reçoit les cardinaux; no. 5 : Andrea Palladio, Projet d’un monument funéraire; no. 6: Giuseppe Cesari, Etude d’une figure masculine; no. 7 : Marcantonio Raimondi, Le quos ego [engraving]; cat. no. 8: Ugo da Carpi, Diogène [chiaroscuro-woodcut]

Conference Paper

Survival of a Tradition: The Budapest Animal Model-Book. Conference, titled ‘From Pattern to Nature in Italian Renaissance Drawing: The Transition from Pattern Book Drawings to Life Drawing from Pisanello to Leonardo’ at the Dutch Institute for Art History in Florence, 6–7 May 2011

Possibilities and Impossibilities in Music Iconography: Portrait of Charles Mouton by François de Troy. Conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Musicology, Budapest, 18 November, 2008

A Missing Link of a Tradition: The Budapest Animal Model-Book. Annual Conference of the Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, 5 April, 2008 [with travel grant of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation]

Teaching Experience

2006 – 2009 Invited Instructor. The History of Printmaking in Italy. The Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest

Fellowships

2008 Travel Grant, Samuel H. Kress Foundation

2005 Kállai Ernő Research Grant, Hungarian Ministry of Culture

2004 Research Grant, Hungarian Ministry of Culture

2004 Erasmus Fellowship

Design

Raphael: Drawings in Budapest, Budapest 2013. Design and layout

Museum IT-Works

»www.keptaritortenetek.mng.hu« Website developed on the occasion of the creative writing fellowship for students in secondary school

»www.raphael.printsanddrawings.hu« Website developed on the occasion of the exhibition 'Raphael: The Triumph of Perfection. Complete site

»www.printsanddrawings.hu« Italian and French Prints before 1620: An On-Line Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2012. Design and software development

DrawCat© Collection Management Software. Software development