Exhibition of János Mattis Teutsch

Exhibition of János Mattis Teutsch

János Mattis Teutsch was born in 1884 in Brasov, Transylvania, where he spent a significant part of his life and taught at the local technical school for the timber industry. Almost without exception he made his paintings, graphic works, and sculptures at home, mostly in complete artistic and intellectual isolation. Despite the apparent seclusion of his life and work, Mattis Teutsch made outstanding contributions to the European Avant-garde of the 1910s and 1920s. His works in each artistic period defined the program of Modernist exhibition venues in Western and Eastern Europe and the layout of many Avant-garde journals. He turned up in Munich, Paris or Berlin, yet remained faithful to his much-beloved city: almost every year in his active career he organized a solo exhibition of his latest works in Brasov.

Mattis Teutsch’s work can be divided into a number of artistic periods that can well be distinguished from each other on sight, while his enormous oeuvre is not heterogeneous at all in terms of the underlying theoretical and ideological content. The vibrant landscapes of the 1910s, the Post-First World War Soul Flowers turning into total abstraction, the monumental figural compositions of the late 1920s, and the “constructive realist” genres of the 1940s and 1950s were all created along a coherent artistic program, which Mattis Teutsch has explained in several theoretical writings throughout his life. The basis of his art was always the man, and his goal was to create the “new man”. He reached towards the genre of landscapes, total abstraction, and the forms of Constructivism from this position.

Mattis Teutsch originally graduated as a sculptor, studying in Brasov, Budapest and then in Munich. He turned towards painting and graphics during his trip to Paris where he learned about the radical changes of the art scene taking place between 1906 and 1908, and became acquainted with Post-Impressionist, Fauve and early Cubist artists.6 He matured his distinctive painting style in Brasov during the first half of the 1910s. Through his hometown and his own identity Mattis Teutsch was connected to three different environments: he felt at home in both Hungarian, Romanian and German culture. As a result, in the 1910s and 1920s his works were simultaneously present in the modern art life of all three countries.

Mattis Teutsch’s oeuvre is of European rank: a logical and well-structured work by a technically skilled, socially committed, philosophical artist. He drew inspiration from the ancient source of man and nature’s coexistence. The creation of his works was as much defined by the discovery of the beech forests of the mountains surrounding his hometown as by the observation of contemporary art trends.

With the processing and presentation of Miklós Éber’s collection, there is now another opportunity to familiarise oneself with the oeuvre of Mattis Teutsch even more fully.

Details

Exhibition: June 12 - July 30, 2021
Venue: Virág Judit Gallery
Opening times: June 12 - June 25, 2021, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
June 26 - July 30, 2021, on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Virtual Tour

Items of Exhibition of János Mattis Teutsch

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape, around 1908-1910

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Houses with Trees, around 1908-1910

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape, around 1916

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape, around 1916

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape, around 1916

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape, around 1916

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Haystacks, around 1916

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape, around 1916

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape, around 1916

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Tree, around 1916-1917

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape, around 1917

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape, around 1917

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape, around 1918-1919

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape, around 1918-1919

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape, around 1918-1919

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape, around 1918-1919

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape (White Cross), 1918

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Sense (Composition), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Sense (Composition), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Sense (Composition), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Sense (Composition), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Sense (Composition), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Sense (Composition), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Sense (Composition), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Sense (Composition), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Sense (Composition), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Sense (Composition), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Sense (Composition), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Sense (Composition), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Sense (Composition), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition (Family), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition (Figures), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition (Figures), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition (Figures), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition (Figures), around 1920-1921

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition (Figures), around 1920-1921

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Soul Flower (Composition), 1921

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Soul Flower (Composition), around 1921

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Soul Flower (Composition), 1922

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Soul Flower (Composition), around 1922

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Soul Flower (Composition), around 1922

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Soul Flower (Composition), around 1922

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Soul Flower (Composition), around 1922

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Soul Flower (Composition 41.), around 1923

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Soul Flower (Composition 40.), 1923

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Soul Flower (Composition 44.), around 1923

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Soul Flower (Composition), around 1923

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Soul Flower (Composition), around 1923

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Soul Flower (Composition), around 1923

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Soul Flower (Composition), around 1923

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Soul Flower (Composition), around 1923-1924

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Soul Flower (Composition), around 1923-1924

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Soul Flower (Composition), around 1923-1924

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition (Mother), around 1924-1925

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Two Figures, around 1927

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Nudes, around 1927-1928

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Two Figures / on the reverse: Figures, around 1927-1928

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Sitting Nude, around 1927-1928

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Figure, around 1927-1928

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Two Figures, around 1927-1928

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Wooden Sculpture (The Kiss), around 1918-1919

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Wooden Sculpture (Figure), around 1918-1919

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Wooden Sculpture (Figure), around 1918-1919

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Wooden Sculpture (Composition), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Wooden Sculpture (Composition), around 1919-1920

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Wooden Sculpture (Composition), around 1922-1923

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Wooden Sculpture (Composition), around 1922-1923

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Wooden Sculpture (Composition), around 1922-1923

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Woman Figure, 1928-1932

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Woman Figure, around 1928-1932

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Woman Figure, around 1928-1932

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Woman Figure, around 1928-1932

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Woman Figure, around 1928-1932

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Wooden Plate, 1901

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Tobacco Box, around 1924-1926

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Lamp, 1926

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape with Trees, first half of 1910s

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Lonely Tree, first half of 1910s

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Garden-courtyard, first half of 1910s

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Flamingos, first half of 1910s

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape, 1917

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Mountains with Tree, 1917

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Industrial Landscape, 1917

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Woman in Landscape, 1917

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Trees, around 1917

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape, around 1917

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Woman Figure, 1917

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape with Lake, 1917

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape, 1917

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Landscape (Youth and Old Age), 1997

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Dance, 1917

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Trees, 1917

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Finding each other, 1918

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition, 1918

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Mattis, Teutsch János

In teh Mine, 1918

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Together, 1919

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Family, 1919

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Figure (Composition), 1919

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Cover design for album designed for Gedichte Schnitte, 1920-1921

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition from the album Gedichte Schnitte, 1920-1921

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition from the album Gedichte Schnitte, 1920-1921

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition from the album Gedichte Schnitte, 1920-1921

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition from the album Gedichte Schnitte, 1920-1921

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition from the album Gedichte Schnitte, 1920-1921

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Designed cover for the Mattis Teutsch Album, 1922-1923

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition, 1922-1923

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition, 1923

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition (The blue Rider), 1923

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition (Red Rooster), 1923

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition, 1924

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition, 1923-1924

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition, 1923-1924

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition, 1923-1924

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition, around 1927

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Mattis, Teutsch János

Composition, around 1927