Paintings, mixed media paintings for sale by Tamás Náray




The Walls of the Invisible City

  • 150 x 50 cm
  • Oil-gold-canvas
  • A painting by Tamás Náray
  • The artwork is part of the 'Byzantium, the Cradle of Immortality' series
  • FOR SALE

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The abstraction places the outlines of the defensive lines into a crafted, spiritual space, where both the frontal and top-down views appear simultaneously. The black flow from above signifies the vulnerability of the city, that is, the desired position. Everyone envied Constantinople. (Just as people today envy everything that is ready and wealthy. The necessary work for its creation is not envied. The message of Byzantium remains relevant, remains valid even today.) The upward surging line of golden color not only indicates wealth but also reveals the blessing of creative work. The red glowing pieces cascading into infinity ultimately capture the moment when Byzantium's light fades in the destructive inferno of modern warfare after the discovery of gunpowder.

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The Sigh

  • 120 x 80 cm
  • Oil-gold-canvas
  • A painting by Tamás Náray
  • The artwork is part of the 'Byzantium, the Cradle of Immortality' series
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At the center of the painting stands a red column, shaped like a soaring axe, squeezed between the monolithic blocks of the two empires, almost like a sigh. We again perceive strong gestures in its symbolism: the turquoise surface connects the viewer to the artist's beloved theme, the creation, while the opposing black, dense formation reveals the unrestrained desire for conquest and subjugation, along with its consequences.

The base of the central element implies disorder, while the lower part of the composition displays the beauty and harmony of earthly life. The artwork can be interpreted as a kind of memento, as human ambition and greed make even the most ideal things unbearable. Nevertheless, towards the crystal-clear sky, despite all difficulties, a path is created in grace.

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MM The House of the Minotaur 

  • 80 x 80 cm
  • Oil - gold - preprinted canvas (mixed media painting)
  • An artwork by Tamás Náray
  • Place and date of creation: Sitges, 2023

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Náray Tamás eladó festménye - A Minótaurosz háza




The Journey of Leo II

  • 120 x 100 cm
  • Oil-gold-canvas
  • A painting by Tamás Náray
  • The artwork is part of the 'Byzantium, the Cradle of Immortality' series
  • SOLD

The life story that unfolds on the canvas in the style of abstract landscapes portrays numerous moments that reveal the journey of the underprivileged boy to the towering palaces. The artistic representation of the canvas seeks harmony, depicting the thesis of "as above, so below." However, it also illustrates how the line flowing vertically, symbolizing celestial phenomena, can be interpreted as a dualistic symbol. Throughout Byzantine history, external enemies tirelessly sought to sweep away and destroy this advanced civilization. On the right side of the painting, the striking lifeless landscape with reddish tongues of blood and flame does not cross the dividing line. Byzantium is eternal, and the culture it left behind is indestructible. The shoreline coated with golden plates carries the symbolism of gold: it grants eternity, purity, and immortality to the territory above.


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Hippodrome

  • 120 x 100 cm
  • Oil-gold-canvas
  • A painting by Tamás Náray
  • The artwork is part of the 'Byzantium, the Cradle of Immortality' series
  • SOLD

In the central part of the artwork, acting as an axis that divides the canvas, we discover the distinctive shape of the Hippodrome, inside it, the imperial tribune sparkles like jewelry with a covering of gold and turquoise, and an amethyst-colored granite obelisk also appears. In the diagonal of the four-part surface the balanced fracture composed of quartz, crystal, and sand tones is disrupted by sharp, geometric, dark lines. The black, needle-pointed spears flowing out of the angry green field may suggest growing discontent as they tint the surface. Because the greens provide the final push for the uprising.

Yet, the tyrannical cruelty of Justinian could not be swept away. The reddish field commemorates the series of events where the emperor quells the rebellion in blood, thereby stabilizing his throne. The increasingly spreading golden fields symbolize the reasserting imperial power.

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The Secret of the Mountains

  • 120 x 100 cm
  • Oil-gold-canvas
  • A painting by Tamás Náray
  • The artwork is part of the 'Byzantium, the Cradle of Immortality' series
  • SOLD

The painting combines elements of the abstract landscape genre and Tamás Náray's characteristic knife technique, creating an almost realistic portrayal of barren, tall, rocky mountains, interspersed with the deep almost black abysses and the turquoise lake surfaces. The rich, compartmentalized transitions in the upper and lower parts of the canvas narrate the discovery of life and the subsequent serious hardships.

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MM Walls of Ninive

  • 80 x 80 cm
  • Oil - gold - preprinted canvas
  • An artwork by Tamás Náray
  • Place and date of creation: Sitges, 2023
  • SOLD

Náray Tamás eladó vegyes-technikával készült festménye: MM Ninive falai




Greek Fire

  • 100 x 100 cm
  • Oil-gold-canvas
  • A painting by Tamás Náray
  • The artwork is part of the 'Byzantium, the Cradle of Immortality' series
  • SOLD

The Greek fire has now shrunk into a term associated with fireworks, although it stood for the most dangerous and devastating weapon of its time. It was a burning liquid-based flamethrower, which could be applied with the best efficiency as its fire couldn't be extinguished with water. Incendiary and flame-using weapons were already deployed in warfare in the 9th century BC, utilizing combustible materials such as sulfur, petroleum, and bitumen-based mixtures, however, the first mention of Greek fire comes from the chronicler Theophanes, who attributed the invention to the chemist Callinicus of Heliopolis. Its invention occurred during a critical period when the empire was weakened by wars against the Persians. Later, the Byzantines deployed Greek fire against Arab fleets and also in naval battles against the Saracens.

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