1000 Masterpieces from the Great Museums of the World is one of the most successful TV series about art. The original, with improved image quality, takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of art. Comprehensively illustrated and compellingly presented the well known authors of five short art surveys provide a deeper insight into the masterpieces of painting. The foundation of the first art academy in Budapest 1871 was the driving force of the development in Hungary's art. Although many Hungarian artists studied in Munich, Vienna or Paris, they returned to their homeland to put forth remarkable paintings which have assumed increasing importance over the years. Five paintings, which mainly housed in the Hungarian National Gallery, are the focus of an expedition through the multifaceted Hungarian art.