Painter of the Portuguese sea with a Hungarian heart
Exhibition in Lisbon before the Budapest Water Summit

At the initiative of the Hungarian Embassy in Lisbon and with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary and that of Portugal, an exhibition of the Hungarian-Portuguese painter Péter Balikó was inaugurated in the Camoes Institute, in Lisbon on 24 of September 2013. 

The artist who is an acclaimed painter of the Portuguese sea explained: the topic of his paintings is the water and the Portuguese seashore, in particular, that he “fell in love” with as a child but his heart remains to be Hungarian forever. His hobby is cooking Hungarian “bogrács goulash” that was highly appreciated by the audience that tasted excellent Hungarian wines as well. At the ceremony, Hungarian musicians living in Portugal gave a small concert around the theme of the water.

In his address, Ambassador of Hungary in Lisbon Norbert Konkoly underlined the richness of Hungary in natural and thermal waters and called the attention to the upcoming Budapest Water Summit where Portugal will be represented by the Minister of the Environment. Portuguese MPs, ambassadors, diplomats, representatives of the Portuguese cultural and social life and members of the Hungarian community were also present among the audience of the ceremony. The exhibition can be visited until 4 of October 2013 in the Camoes Institute (Avenida da Liberdade 270.)