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A group of artists paints more than 50 oil paintings for the terminally ill who spend their last weeks in a Hospice Unit in Budapest.
A group of artists paints more than 50 oil paintings for the terminally ill who spend their last weeks in a Hospice Unit in Budapest.
301 backers pledged AU$ 27,040 to help bring this project to life.

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Painting for those who depart

(A magyar nyelvű összefoglaló a lap alján található)

We wished to embark on a project where the paintings would directly help people. Destiny brought the Hospice Unit of a hospital to us. In the past we had our paintings placed in public spaces such as schools, healing/medical centres and a legal office. However this was the first time when we were asked to create paintings to a particular place whilst considering the people’s life circumstances that will live amongst these paintings.

We have found a truly challenging task, trying both personally and artistically. We are working on more than 50 paintings for the walls of the Hospice Unit of St. Laszlo Hospital  in Budapest which is currently under renovation. 

Main entrance - under renovation
Main entrance - under renovation

We are working on paintings that truly contribute to the quality and dignity of the environment of the patients who spend their last weeks and days here. 

Furthermore to contribute to the environment and wellbeing of their carers; relatives, nurses and doctors who accompany the departing.

The request to artistically tune ourselves to the state that occurs just days before dying touched all of our hearts.

It will be a "living room" with 4 paintings of larger size
It will be a "living room" with 4 paintings of larger size

Consoling pictures

Most doctors know from experience that the general well-being of patients is greatly affected by their environment. When a patient spends his/her last days with a painting consciously formed it reveals new and another insights as time passes by. 

Edina Kulcsár: Heavenly Gallop/Égi vágta
Edina Kulcsár: Heavenly Gallop/Égi vágta

We believe that art is contemporary and timely not because it is extreme or provocative or that it reacts sensitively to social problems, but because it has the courage to discuss, to take on and to serve what is human in all of us and WHAT MAKES US HUMAN.

Those who are departing will find comfort in those pictures that tell them what is ETERNAL in the Human Being. The thought that their existence here does not end is consoling. 

This is the approach we follow when we are painting pictures for the Hospice Unit.

Our community

Naput Studio was founded by the students of Naput Art Academy in the Autumn of 2017 with the intention of creating art projects that directly serve the human being, the biography of the human life. We believe that the time of museums is over. An artwork must have other purposes than getting into galleries, getting documented in brochures and then possibly end up in storage waiting for better days.

During academic years we have built a creative, spiritual community being aware of the fact that only the 'I' is able to creating such a community where it can advance further that itself. The 'I' and the community form and develop each other. We look at talent as a mutual asset therefore getting inspiration from each other's work provides fundamental values. 

artists residency, observation
artists residency, observation

Typically the emerging paintings of Naput Studio challenge the way we see. They don’t give themselves easily; for the first sight. They ask of us not to be satisfied with superficial observation.

Rita Müller: Metamorphosis
Rita Müller: Metamorphosis

Moral responsibility

We are painters therefore primarily we work with colours. We have been working with Goethe's colour theory. Our experience makes us say that colours have soulful, spiritual/intellectual substance. It matters what colour we give to a tree, a flower, the skin of a person, or an outreaching arm. This is where the moral responsibility of the painter starts.

We are aware of the magnitude of the challenge. Technical knowledge of our art is not enough to create paintings that genuinely help patients to live their last weeks and days in dignity, furthermore to assist the work and well-being of their carers and visitors in their task of being present to the dying. 

Throughout our time at the Academy we experienced directly that pictures that we encounter either through our television screens, on our streets or on the walls of our living rooms do have sway. 

artists residency, observation
artists residency, observation

We have a clear mission

We believe that art, including our craft, painting has a mission. This mission entails giving portrayal back to people, encouraging them to start using pictures for their benefit and for their inner development. 

Sketches
Sketches
and the painting of Edina Kulcsár
and the painting of Edina Kulcsár

 What will your contributions support?

We are painting more than 50 oil paintings on canvas (some on wood) in various sizes from 40x40 centimeters (15.7"x15.7") to 140x140 centimeters (55.1"x55.1") . Every piece is carefully painted for this special purpose. This IS a HUGE amount of work and has a significant cost as well. 

We need your support to pay the costs of the canvases, painting and installation materials, artists' and organizing fees. Since this project has a very short deadline we had the chance of being backed by only crowdfunding. 

IMPORTANT: we, the artists donate more than 50% of our income, this is our contribution to this project.  

When you fund our Hospice project, you are funding more than one project. You are funding the beginning of a network, a vision, a movement.  

Why Kickstarter?

Even though we have been a real community for over ten years it is our very first crowdfunding project we are embarking on. We believe in the power of community and we truly hope that we can create a global one that you can be part of. By inviting you to contribute to this project we are able to find further places/buildings where our paintings could fulfill their mission. Furthermore we are keen to find other artistic groups who work with similar methods as we do.

Kickstarter helps us to remain true to our mission.  

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It’s our turn to say thank you for making our work possible. 

AU$ 5 - positive vibes,  huge thank you, we proudly list your name on our website and on fb page.

AU$ 10 - Personalized thank you email Thank you for showing your  interest and engagement with this special initiative. We deeply appreciate it.

AU$ 50 - Limited edition ART postcard (one of these)

Art Postcards from Naput Studio's artists
Art Postcards from Naput Studio's artists

AU$ 75 - Signed Art Postcard - a limited edition postcard from a painting of Napút Műhely /Naput Studio signed by the painter (do not have a photo yet) We deeply appreciate your interest and engagement with our project. Thank you so much.

AU$ 100  - "On the treshold" is a painting created for Hospice project. Artist: Judit Nagy. For your kind pledge of AU$ 100 you receive a high quality A5 sized print from this painting with the artist's signature. Thank you, we deeply appreciate your support.

Judit Nagy: On The Treshold - painted for Hospice Unit in Budapest
Judit Nagy: On The Treshold - painted for Hospice Unit in Budapest

AU$ 150 - Little inside scoop. For your pledge of $150 you receive an A5 sized art print with the thoughts of the artist on the back.

High Quality Art Prints with artist's thoughts - handmade
High Quality Art Prints with artist's thoughts - handmade

AU$ 250 - Little inside scoop. You receive an A4 sized art print with the thoughts of the artist on the back. We deeply appreciate your interest and engagement of our Hospice project. Thank you. We will print several types of this. 

Kata Kozári: A Cariathide's dream - An example of A4 sized print
Kata Kozári: A Cariathide's dream - An example of A4 sized print

AU$ 500  - Get your own Naput Studio mini exhibition! We honour your generous pledge with 4 pieces of high quality signed Art Print (A5 sized) and one of those A4 sized. (not framed) We deeply appreciate your interest and engagement with our project. Thank you.

AU$ 1,000 - Get your own Naput Studio - Hospice mini exhibition! We honour your great pledge of AU$ 1000 with 8 pieces of high quality signed Art Print (A5 sized). Prints will be chosen from the paintings created for Hospice. We deeply appreciate your interest and engagement with our project. Thank you.

AU$ 1,500 - Get your own Original Oil Painting from artists of Naput Studio. Be the first to get your favourite one! We deeply appreciate your interest and engagement with our project. Thank you for your generous support.

 We have 4 pieces you can choose from:

Rita Müller: Ancient Landscape 30x30 cm (11.8"x11.8"), oil on canvas
Rita Müller: Ancient Landscape 30x30 cm (11.8"x11.8"), oil on canvas
Zsolt Jozsef Simon: Pelican 16x25 cm (6.3"x9.8") oil on wood
Zsolt Jozsef Simon: Pelican 16x25 cm (6.3"x9.8") oil on wood
Judit Nagy: Shining 35x46 cm (13.8"x18.1") oil on wood
Judit Nagy: Shining 35x46 cm (13.8"x18.1") oil on wood
Annamária Szoboszlai: After Easter 25x35cm (9.8"x13.8"), oil on canvas
Annamária Szoboszlai: After Easter 25x35cm (9.8"x13.8"), oil on canvas

 We added an EXTRA reward for the last 12 hours of the campaign:

AU$ 1,500 - Get your own Original Oil Painting from Molnár Eszter Ágnes, on of the artists of Naput Studio.  We deeply appreciate your interest and engagement with our project. Thank you for your generous support.

Molnár Eszter Ágnes: Childhood 25x18 cm, oil on wood
Molnár Eszter Ágnes: Childhood 25x18 cm, oil on wood

Risks and challenges

This project is so important to us that we have already started working. We have been painting for weeks since we are on a tight deadline.
We could not start painting earlier as we got the "green light" only 9th Jan. As soon as we agreed with the hospital we had many on-site visits, purchased canvases and got into the subject and started sketches and paintings. Meanwhile we had to do a lot of preparations for this campaign. All of this in a very short time. There are 23 of us working on this project. Probably the biggest challenge is to cover the geographic distance between Brisbane and Budapest and within Hungary as we live far from each other. But once a week we gather at one of us home to observe and discuss the paintings that we have created.

Thank you for joining us!

Magyar nyelvű összefoglaló:

A Napút Műhely 2017 őszén alakult meg azzal a szándékkal, hogy a Napút Művészeti Akadémián tanult festők az iskolai kereteken túllépve olyan művészeti projekteket valósítsanak meg, melyek közvetlenül az embert, az emberi életút bejárását szolgálják.

Szerettünk volna olyan munkába vágni, ahol az embert közvetlenül segíthetik a képek. Egy kórház hospice osztályát sodorta elénk a sors. Korábban is került már általunk festett kép iskola, gyógyközpont, sőt, ügyvédi iroda falára. Első ízben jött viszont olyan kérés, hogy 50 kép kifejezetten a későbbi rendeltetési helyére készüljön, figyelembe véve, kik élnek aztán e képek között, kiket segít sajátos élethelyzetükben.

A Szent László Kórház felújítás alatt álló épületébe, a Hospice osztályra kerülnek azok a képek, melyeket ennek a projektnek keretében készítünk. Hisszük, hogy a gondosan formált festményeink segítik az életük hátralévő napjait ott töltő betegeket, az őket látogatókat és erősítik az osztályon dolgozókat is.

Azt gondoljuk, a művészet nem attól időszerű, nem attól kortárs, hogy extrém, vagy provokatív, vagy „érzékenyen reagál a fennálló társadalmi problémákra”, hanem attól, hogy meri beszélni, vallani azt, annak szolgálatába állni, ami az emberben emberi, ami az embert emberré teszi.

A távozni készülőknek vigaszt nyújtanak azok a festmények, melyek arról beszélnek, hogy mi ÖRÖK az emberben. Vigasztalja őket, hogy a létezésük itt nem ér véget.

Ezekkel a gondolatokkal festjük képeinket.
Mindannyiunk szívét megérintette az a kérés, hogy arra az állapotra tegyük művészileg érzékennyé magunkat, mely a halált megelőző napokban áll elő.

Tisztában vagyunk a kihívás nagyságával. Ahhoz, hogy a képeink valóban hozzájáruljanak ahhoz, hogy a betegek emberhez méltó körülmények közt éljék meg utolsó heteiket, napjaikat, hogy a hozzátartozók, sőt az ápolók őket lelkiekben és munkájukban egyaránt támogató légkörben kísérhessék az eltávozókat, nem elég a magas szintű festői szakmai tudás.

Festők vagyunk, tehát mindenek előtt színekkel dolgozunk. Goethe színtanát tanulmányoztuk, ebből a világból merítünk. Sok, munkával töltött év mondatja velünk, hogy a színek lelki, szellemi tartalmakkal bírnak. Nem mindegy, milyen színt ajándékozunk oda egy fának, egy virágnak, egy ember bőrének, egy kinyúló karnak. Itt kezdődik a festő morális felelőssége.

Hiszünk abban, hogy a művészetnek, azon belül is a mi szakmánknak, a festőszakmának missziója van. Ez a misszió pedig abban áll, hogy visszaadja az embereknek a KÉPet. Hogy az emberek merjék, kezdjék használni őket a maguk hasznára, saját belső épülésükre. Kép-éhségünk van annak dacára, hogy fuldoklunk silányabbnál silányabb képek között az utcán, munkába-iskolába menet, a rendelőkben, a közintézményekben, interneten. Aki egészségesen érez, az tudja, hogy mennyit segítenek rajtunk a tudatosan, jó ízléssel megformált képek, műalkotások.

Több, mint 50 olajfestmény készül a kórtermekbe, folyosókra, orvosi és főnővéri szobákba, konyhába, közös helyiségekbe, kegyeleti szobába változatos méretekben: 40cmx40cm-estől az egészen nagy méretű, akár 140cmx140cm-es képekig.

A szakmai tudásunkat, felkészültségünket, szívünket-lelkünket adjuk ebbe a munkába. 23-an 2 hónapon keresztül minden áldott nap foglalkozunk a témával, hetente egy alkalommal összegyűlünk (Pécs, Budapest, Szentendre, Solymár, Szőny, Szombathely... irányából) hogy megvitassuk az elkészült képeket, megosszuk a gondolatainkat. Van, aki Brisbane-ben (Ausztrália) fest velünk, és az internet segítségével tartjuk a kapcsolatot. Nem ismerünk lehetetlent.

Most az Önök támogatását kérjük.

FONTOS:
Ez a kampány "mindent-vagy semmit" rendszerű, azaz csak akkor hívható le, ha az egész összeg összejön. Az adományozó is védett, hiszen a számlájáról is csak akkor vonják le a választott összeget, ha sikerrrel zárul.

Az Önök támogatását kérjük.
Anyagi támogatást ahhoz, hogy a festők munkájának kézzel fogható értéke legyen. A művészek is esznek, laknak, utaznak...:). Anyagi támogatást ahhoz, hogy ki tudjuk fizetni az anyagköltséget - vásznakat, csomgagoló anyagot, szállítási költséget. Anyagi támogatást ahhoz, hogy azok munkáját is meg tudjuk fizetni, akik a nem kis szervezési feladatot elvállalták - helyszíni egyeztetések, dokumentáció, az egész csoport ügyeinek intézése.

FONTOS: a visszajelzések miatt tartjuk lényegesnek kiemelni, hogy mi, a művészek a képeink piaci értékének kevesebb, mint felét kérjük ebben a projektben, a másik felét így adjuk adományként a projektbe.

És még valami:
A mostani hozzájárulásával nem "csak" ezt az igen fontos ügyet támogatja, hanem hitet tesz amellett, hogy a Napút Műhely missziója ÉRTÉK, ami mellett érdemes kiállni. Ez nagy hitet ad nekünk is a folytatáshoz.

Alkotók névsora:
Bíró Edina, Cserni Tímea, Dimitriu Éva, Hajzer Erzsébet, Havril Katalin, Héjja Zsuzsa,Jankovits Jusztina, Kiss Viktor, Kovács Györgyné Irénke, Kozári Kata, Kulcsár Edina, Makrai Lili, Molnár Eszter Ágnes, Müller Rita, Nagy Szilvia, Nagy Judit, Nathalie Grekofski, Őri Katalin, Simon Zsolt József, Süll Regina, Stenger Csilla, Szoboszlai Annamária, Szuhai Erika, Wittich Erika

Amennyiben így dönt, a felsorolt összegek (itt: 'pledge') mellé köszönet-ajándékokat rendeltünk. Érdemes végig böngészni őket: művészeti képeslapok, szignózott művészeti nyomatok, a festmőművészek kézzel írt gondolatai, és a legmagasabb szinten eredeti olajfestmények várják, hogy postázhassuk őket a sikeres kampány esetén.

Az adomány összege itt Ausztrál Dollárban van megadva (1 AUS Dollar= kb 200 HUF), ez az oldal és a rendszer sajátossága.

Hálásan köszönjük a figyelmét, nagy segítség, ha továbbítja a hírt barátainak is. Köszönjük támogatását!

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