Visualizing Krúdy

Krúdy's Szindbád 

The musicality of Gyula Krúdy's language is a commonplace. I would have liked to make it visible and researchable with interactive text visualization methods. While analysing the 50 journeys of Szinbád and visualizing the results I was looking for questions like the most common words, the phonetical and rythmical patterns, the presence of iambic inclination, the length of sentences and their role in the text.

The ColourMirror installation developed by MOME TechLab can be seen at the exhibition In the Mood for Colours in the Museum of Applied Arts.



Everything in this exhibition is arranged according to its dominant colour. The greens are in one room, the blues in another, and the reds in the third. The aim is to give a new perspective on the dazzling variety of artworks held in the Museum of Applied Arts, which means that everything on display here comes from the Museum’s own collections. Since colour is the organising principle, objects of all kinds – old and modern, sacred and profane, festive and everyday – appear side by side, opening up these artworks to new meanings and interpretations.


Colour has always been a definitive factor in the making of craft objects: it may have a symbolic significance or be purely down to aesthetic considerations or even production constraints. Blue, green and red hues are the most common on art works held in the Museum of Applied Arts, but they also correspond to the three additive primary colours, the basic elements of all digital display devices.


The selection includes well-known, prestigious items and pieces never before put on display, and covers every form of applied arts. The result is a unique cross section of the Museum’s collection.


The creators: Zoltán Csík-Kovács, Gáspár Hajdu, Ágoston Nagy, Gábor Papp, Zsófia Ruttkay, Bence Samu