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Located opposite the Hungarian Parliament on the Danube River, art'otel budapest displays more than 600 original works by Donald Sultan, a renowned contemporary artist. This hotel in Budapest features convenient amenities for business and leisure travellers, including free Wi-Fi, valet parking and a fitness centre with a sauna. Guests also enjoy the hotel's spectacular castle and Danube River views, plus hotel rooms that feature cutting-edge decor. If you want to enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner, make your way to the hotel's exceptional Drawing Room and art'bistrobar restaurants. Reserve your stay at the sophisticated art'otel budapest to enjoy the fusion of art, travel and design at one of the top hotels in Budapest.
|From USD $84 per night|
Tour Donald Sultan's contemporary art at this hotel in Budapest
When he arrived in New York, artist Donald Sultan was fascinated by the industrial cityscape. Factories with chimneys puffing out smoke are evoked in the black tar surface of his early works. The factory smoke, ephemeral and as frail as an urban blossom, reappears in the series 'Smoke Rings', which is represented in the collection in different variations.
The smoke rings of a cigarette (no longer visible in these pictures, yet operating here like a miniature smokestack) float against the dark background like a sublime warning of the risks of such indulgence.
Sultan's elegant artworks still live, and despite their ostensible decorativeness, they have a morbid charm to them. In the tradition of the masters of impressionism, Sultan paints fruits, flowers and eggs, some appearing to be coloured black, thus confusing the perceptions of the viewers. Are they really looking at fruit, or is there a black hole opening up in the midst of this composition?
Such play with contrasts is characteristic of Sultan's oeuvre. The works belonging to the thematic field of 'Artificials' include the prints and paintings of the series 'Dominoes and Playing Cards', stones and cards whose symbols and dots obey a mysterious order. The white dots of the domino stones reappear in the buttonholes of the series 'Buttons'.
The ambiguity of forms runs through Sultan's entire work. The smokestack billowing out smoke turns into a streetlamp; the stem of a tulip turns into a vase. The smoke of a factory turns into fragile blossoms; a lemon transforms into the light bulb of a streetlight or the calyx of another tulip.
Following your tour through this impressive building, which sensationally combines historical substance with modern lifestyle in a successful synthesis, Drawing Room Restaurant invites you to relax. Sultan also helped to structure the hotel by offering a design coordinated to his art. Sculptures superbly round off this total work of art on the shores of the Danube and make your stay an unforgettable event.