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Emerik Feješ (1904-1969)– Postcards as supreme art form

July 27, 2020

The unusual fate of self-taught painter, unique in our culture cannot be classified into none of the possible models of biographical scenarios within the European cultural space. He came in Novi Sad in his forties, which coincided with his decision to start painting. His decision was almost of archetype nature, deprived of every personal role model and practiced style. Emerik Feješ decided to depict urban motives on paper using matches or corn- the cities that he for the most part never visited on his own. He used the black and white postcards as templates. The urban landscapes of Novi Sad, London, Paris, Venice, Worms, Belgrade, Moscow, Mont-Saint-Michel, Mostar… are represented through space of increscent perspective in which are flawlessly inserted series of houses, squares, churches and sStreets. Emerik Feješ died in Novi Sad and he was buried in Roman catholic cemetery in Futoška Street. The major part of his paintings is stored in the Museum of naïve and marginal arts in Jagodina.

Text: Gordana Stojaković