Past and present for the future in Magyarlóna - a history of a Transylvanian village research

  • Gergely Nagy

Abstract

The church of Magyarlóna (Kalotaszeg) has close stylistic connections with one in Szászfenes. Important medieval frescos have been found on the southern section of the wall of the chancel arch. In the 18th century, the church’s interior was entirely transformed to suit the new age and the world of the Reformation. The joiner and painter Lőrinc Umling first worked there in 1750, where he constructed the crown-shaped pulpit canopy. In 1752, the master craftsman created the painted ceiling (one hundred and twenty panels) of the church. In 1768, Umling, together with his sons, painted the church pews. This Transylvanian church and its values are not current in the thoughts of the Hungarian history of art. To appreciate the inner values and consider the painted woodwork as a unique chapter of our architecture, it is necessary to look more deeply into this Hungarian settlement and the origins of the local culture.
Keywords: Magyarlóna, Umling Lőrinc, medieval frescoes, painted woodwork
Published online
2014-03-28
How to Cite
Nagy, G. (2013) “Past and present for the future in Magyarlóna - a history of a Transylvanian village research”, Periodica Polytechnica Architecture, 44(1), pp. 39-44. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPar.7417.
Section
Articles