Woman with a Book (1943). Géza Vörös (Hungary, 1897-1957). École de Paris. Oil on canvas. Private collection.
The École de Paris is not an art movement or a learning institution, but instead is more indicative of the importance of Paris as a center of Western art in the early decades of the 20th century.
A pupil of Ede Balló, Vörös’ artistic but cool, reserved and decorative pictures confess to the influence of the objectivity of Neo-Classicism and the elegant sensuousness of the École de Paris. In Szentendre, his painting acquired a new hue. His witty solutions revealed a keen sense of observation and fine humour, while his former sterile shades of colour gave way to a warm, soft colour spectrum.