Tibor Lazar

Tibor Lazar


My work is closely connected to the region I live in and to its history. This region is one that has been a part of many nations during its turbulent history; it has been inhabited by quite a few ethnic groups, as it is a place where various religions and languages have appeared, disappeared and coexisted. Historical periods replaced one another – at one point, the region drew immigrants, then, more recently, it produced them. Each ethnic group brought something of its own culture, language, religion, and this formed very unique mixtures and parallels. It is no wonder, then, that significant breaks can be seen in the region’s identity. The period between the second half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century is considered to be one of the golden ages of the region. I attempt to outline the region’s identity (or its lack of identity) using this period as a historical reference point. I also hope that this will aid in pinpointing the individual’s historical and regional identity. The Industrial Revolution and the social, economic and other reforms it brought with it appeared in this region as well. The agricultural working class and its culture were joined by the bourgeois, which resulted in significant cultural changes as well. This process gained momentum in the second half of the nineteenth century. I focus on these social changes in my work. The most visible evidence of this period observed today can be found in architectural buildings (public buildings, churches and private residences) that remain. Elements from the then-popular neobaroque, neoclassical and art nouveau styles can be found on the facades of these buildings. The evidence of these styles was not only visible on the outside of these buildings and homes. The decoration of the interior, the furniture and everyday personal items also reflected the inhabitants’ social status. Aside from masterpieces, one could also find paintings


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