Big Ben – the Houses of Parliament in London

Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina and Emerik Feješ (1904-1969);1962

Museums of Serbia

Museums of Serbia
Belgrade, Serbia

A stylised composition shows the Houses of Parliament by the water in London. On the left side is a high, square tower, while on the right is Big Ben; between are a few lower and one prominent tower in the middle. The façade is construed with multitude of windows and wall surfaces in various colours, framed with a black line. Realistic appearance and colouring of buildings are subordinated to the artist's fancy, hence often different from the source of inspiration. He painted towns at the Adriatic Coast, the North Sea, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, India, etc. Defining the arches and architraves by use of frieze of dominoes, scattered buttons instead of oculi the artist showed his lucidity. With his irresistible wish to make the reality more beautiful, to make the grey colourful, he uses warm, sound and fauvist bright tints. The absence of narration, abstract forms, colouring, inclination to the geometrical, strong rhythm and stylization of everything that is visualised, flatness and ornamentation point to instinctively conceived modern pictorial sensibility of Emerik Feješ (N. Krstić).


  • Title: Big Ben – the Houses of Parliament in London
  • Creator: Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina, Emerik Feješ (1904-1969);
  • Date Created: 1962
  • Location Created: Serbia
  • Type: Painting
  • Art Movement: Marginal Art

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