Martonfi-Benke, Marta

Bio

Marta Martonfi-Benke was born in1958, Kunszentmarton, Hungary. Marta took up painting in 1990 as a tutee of Janos Bozso. She is a modern age follower of plein-airism, her art is characterised by a deep personal attachment to nature and natural patterns. Her theme is the Hungarian countryside; its plains and towns and especially her hometown capture a sparkling sunlit atmosphere. Additionally, her depictions of eerie, ghostly suburban night scenes are also frequent, introducing a marked juxtaposition in her oeuvre. Landscape elements in her paintings are relatively plastic but she distances herself from pure naturalistic perception by basing compositions on the expressive vigour of complementary colours.

Returning to my childhood (oil on canvas)
Returning to my childhood (oil on canvas)

MMB279283: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Cryptic day-break (oil on canvas)
Cryptic day-break (oil on canvas)

MMB279284: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

On my way home (oil on board)
On my way home (oil on board)

MMB279285: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Sunny Courtyard (oil on board)
Sunny Courtyard (oil on board)

MMB279286: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Along the Road (oil on board)
Along the Road (oil on board)

MMB279287: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Neighbour's Roses, 2008 (oil on board)
Neighbour's Roses, 2008 (oil on board)

MMB332400: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

In Spring Light, 2008 (oil on board)
In Spring Light, 2008 (oil on board)

MMB332403: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Happy Afternoon, 2008 (oil on board)
Happy Afternoon, 2008 (oil on board)

MMB332404: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Autumn Love, 2008 (pastel on paper)
Autumn Love, 2008 (pastel on paper)

MMB332405: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Encouter by Setting Sun, 2008 (pastel on paper)
Encouter by Setting Sun, 2008 (pastel on paper)

MMB332406: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Idyll, 2008 (pastel on paper)
Idyll, 2008 (pastel on paper)

MMB332407: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

July Terrain, 2008 (pastel on paper)
July Terrain, 2008 (pastel on paper)

MMB332408: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Evening Walk, 2005 (pastel on paper)
Evening Walk, 2005 (pastel on paper)

MMB332409: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Late Rendezvous, 2006 (pastel on paper)
Late Rendezvous, 2006 (pastel on paper)

MMB332410: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Suburbia, 2006 (pastel on paper)
Suburbia, 2006 (pastel on paper)

MMB332411: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Day of the Dead, 2006 (pastel on paper)
Day of the Dead, 2006 (pastel on paper)

MMB332412: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Village Pieta, 2007 (oil on board)
Village Pieta, 2007 (oil on board)

MMB332413: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Village End, 2006 (oil on board)
Village End, 2006 (oil on board)

MMB332414: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Erpart Legend, 2007 (oil on board)
Erpart Legend, 2007 (oil on board)

MMB332415: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Tavern front, 2007 (oil on board)
Tavern front, 2007 (oil on board)

MMB332416: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Skyfire, 2007 (oil on board)
Skyfire, 2007 (oil on board)

MMB332417: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Dancing Willows, 2007 (oil on board)
Dancing Willows, 2007 (oil on board)

MMB332418: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Koros-Bank Evenings, 2008 (oil on board)
Koros-Bank Evenings, 2008 (oil on board)

MMB332419: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Appletree, 2006 (oil on board)
Appletree, 2006 (oil on board)

MMB332420: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Graveyard and Chapel, 2005 (oil on board)
Graveyard and Chapel, 2005 (oil on board)

MMB332421: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Blooming Pear Tree, 2008 (oil on board)
Blooming Pear Tree, 2008 (oil on board)

MMB332422: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Garden in Dusk Light, 2006 (oil on board)
Garden in Dusk Light, 2006 (oil on board)

MMB332423: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Away from the Noise of the World, 2005 (oil on board)
Away from the Noise of the World, 2005 (oil on board)

MMB332424: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Koros-Bank Evenings, 2005 (oil on board)
Koros-Bank Evenings, 2005 (oil on board)

MMB332425: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

At Scenes of my Childhood, 2006 (oil on board)
At Scenes of my Childhood, 2006 (oil on board)

MMB332426: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Suburban Gardens, 2005 (oil on board)
Suburban Gardens, 2005 (oil on board)

MMB332427: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Blooming Erpart, 2006 (oil on board)
Blooming Erpart, 2006 (oil on board)

MMB332428: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Garden of my Childhood, 2005 (oil on board)
Garden of my Childhood, 2005 (oil on board)

MMB332429: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Road into Dusk, 2004 (oil on board)
Road into Dusk, 2004 (oil on board)

MMB332430: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Road to my Town, 2004 (oil on canvas)
Road to my Town, 2004 (oil on canvas)

MMB332431: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Mum's Garden, 2003 (oil on board)
Mum's Garden, 2003 (oil on board)

MMB332432: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Full Moon, 2004 (oil on board)
Full Moon, 2004 (oil on board)

MMB332433: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Village Mood, 2008 (oil on board)
Village Mood, 2008 (oil on board)

MMB332434: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

On the Bridge, 2009 (pastel on paper)
On the Bridge, 2009 (pastel on paper)

MMB349367: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Blooming River Bank, 2009 (pastel on paper)
Blooming River Bank, 2009 (pastel on paper)

MMB349368: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Mum's Garden, 2009 (pastel on paper)
Mum's Garden, 2009 (pastel on paper)

MMB349369: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Stream of Light, 2010 (oil on board)
Stream of Light, 2010 (oil on board)

MMB693208: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Garden in May, 2012 (oil on board)
Garden in May, 2012 (oil on board)

MMB693209: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

4222 Autumn in our Street, 2010 (oil on board)
4222 Autumn in our Street, 2010 (oil on board)

MMB693210: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Ageing trees, 2009 (oil on board)
Ageing trees, 2009 (oil on board)

MMB693211: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Roses in my Forecourt, 2012 (oil on board)
Roses in my Forecourt, 2012 (oil on board)

MMB693212: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Brookside Pomp, 2011 (oil on board)
Brookside Pomp, 2011 (oil on board)

MMB693213: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Shrubbery in Bloom (2011) oil on board
Shrubbery in Bloom (2011) oil on board

MMB693214: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

In the Vineyard, (2011) oil on board
In the Vineyard, (2011) oil on board

MMB693215: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

On the Shady Side of River Koros (2012) oil on board
On the Shady Side of River Koros (2012) oil on board

MMB693216: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

On the Sunny Side of River Koros, (2012) oil on board
On the Sunny Side of River Koros, (2012) oil on board

MMB693217: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Ambassadors of Light [2011] 80*60 cm, oil on board
Ambassadors of Light [2011] 80*60 cm, oil on board

MMB693218: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Spring Awakening (2012) oil on board
Spring Awakening (2012) oil on board

MMB693219: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images

Ramshackle Fence (2011) 70*50, cm oil on board
Ramshackle Fence (2011) 70*50, cm oil on board

MMB693221: © Marta Martonfi-Benke / Bridgeman Images


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