She was his muse, friend and companion for some 50 years. Painter Frigyes Frank said of his wife, Mimi: “I painted her in the most diverse of positions: waking up in the morning, reading at the table, watering plants, while combing her hair, as she was sleeping, resting or looking at me.”
Frank’s picture “Mimi in the deckchair” captured me, it is uniquely beautiful. It tells one of the love stories of Hungarian painters at the “Painters, Muses, Love stories” exhibit at Budapest’s Kieselbach gallery.
The exhibit is accompanied by Krisztián Nyáry’s book in which the author shares with us the intimiate stories of 20 Hungarian painters and their wonderful muses who made them celebrated artists.