While I was in Budapest the Museum of Fine Arts (Pictured above) was holding an exhibition
showing a selection of Helmet Newtons Photographs during 1920 and 2004.
"Continuing the highly successful tradition of the past years, in the spring of 2013 the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest is again staging a photographic exhibition.
The show will feature around 250 shots by one of the greatest figures of fashion and advertising photography, Helmut Newton, reflecting his most significant creative periods.
The material will be assembled with the cooperation of the Helmut Newton Stiftung, the foundation taking care of the artist’s oeuvre in Berlin.
These selected works provide an offer a look into his most important periods through three of his key albums. PrivateProperty contains forty-five photographs from Newton’s best fashion, portrait and nude shots from 1972 to 1983. Newton published his provocative nudes between 1985 and 1995, among others in his own periodical, the four-volume HelmutNewton’s Illustrated.
The fashion and advertising photos taken between 1983 and 2003 for the major fashion labels (Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Vogue) appeared in the album A GunForHire.
Helmut Newton, one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth-century, revolutionized fashion photography with the provocative style and erotic content of his work." http://www.szepmuveszeti.hu
You can see some of his incredible work below taken from images on Tumblr.
The photographs were incredible first hand and it was interesting to be able to come to your own conclusion on the much debated sexist/feminist argument around Newtons depiction of women.
I felt the aspect of which Newton argues that is images show empowerment in women, and the women shown in his images are incredible, empowered, strong and undeniably sexy.
After the Newton exhibition and a quick look around the gallery we made our way for a well earned break in the South-east Asian Gold Museum Tea House.
This place wasn't listed in the guide books, but I came across it the internet. The garden was amazing and there was an amazing selection of tea (Served in the cutest tea pots, cups and saucers!), at amazing prices. As you can see on the menu the prices are 990 Hungarian Forint, which are the most expensive teas on the menu and work out at around £2.80 a pot for two people sharing.