Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year!

With Season's Best Greetings we wish our Readers good health, happiness and success for 2015!

Nandor Wagner: Miyamoto Musashi

Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵, 1584 –1645) was outstanding Japanese ambidextrous swordsman.  He refined the two-sword technique. As rōnin he excelled in swordsmanship and was winner in numerous duels. He was the founder of the Niten-ryū style of swordsmanship after his Buddhist name, Niten Dōraku.  After finishing fights in 1633 he started to paint and to write. Both calligraphies and classic ink paintings created by him are recognized masterpieces. His Book of Five Rings (五輪の書 Go Rin No Sho) on strategy, tactics, and philosophy has been studied even today. Nandor Wagner was found of his individual way and fights and he felt a resemblance with his own life. He studied Miyamoto Musashi's philosophy.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Remembering Imre Oppel Painter, the Math Teacher of E. P. Wigner Eponymous of Wigner Research Center for Physics

Academia Humana Foundation has been keeping an eye on art and science relations since long. Many of Hungarian scientists had outstanding talent in arts and music so for them it made their life happier and more complete. Also they liked to show their works or perform in front of their collegeues to establish a creative atmosphere and it was insprying, many of their ideas were born this way.

Recognizing the relation of symmetric behavior Rubik’s Cube’s corner cubies and quarks by Professor Solomon W. Golomb was also a dynamic visual moment. Nature has analogies quite a few connecting far away topics. Hungarian Jenő Pál Wigner (E.P. Wigner) is notable for having laid the foundation for the theory of symmetries in quantum mechanics as well as for his research into the structure of the atomic nucleus. His fellow student was János von Neumann at famous Fasori Evangélikus Gimnázium. Later they had collaborated on three scientific papers together in United States. Their teacher of mathematics surprisingly was Imre Oppel who was actually a painter and art teacher. Art and mathematics were his subjects to teach.

Imre Oppel painter and math teacher

We would like to say welcome to the participants of the Xth Workshop on Particle Correlations and Femtoscopy in Göngyös. The organizer is  Wigner Research Center for Physics. The venue will start tomorrow. For more click below please:

 WPCF 2014

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Spring Exhibition in Mashiko

The Spring Exhibition will focus on two main topics remembering a soldier and Nandor's horse works respectively. First topic: Hiroo Onoda died aged 91 this January. He was the wartime Japanese officer who surrendered only in 1974, having hunkered down in the jungles of Guam island. His faithfulness, loyalty and steadfastness was recognized by our foundation and he was presented the "Freeing the Crane" sculpted by Nandor Wagner.

  The poster of  Spring Exhibition showing the statue Freeing the Crane
Second topic: the art pieces which will be exhibited are selected from Nandor Wagner's horse related works. This year is the Year of the Horse - Uma Toshi - in Japan following the Asian Zodiac. The garden of the Wagner Nandor Art Gallery has been refurbished last autumn.

  Horses in the renewed garden

Pentagon Exhibition room will show the illustrations made by Ikuyo Nakada for the book of Yukio Narushima titled Konohana Sakuyamhime, which has been published in Hungary by Phyteas Book Manufactory last November.

Ikuyo Nakada the illustrator at the book presentation in Hungary.