Art and Heritage in Central Europe
Check out current temporary exhibitions at the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Bratislava, all open until 4 September 2022:
- The Danubiana exhibition entitled “MMXXII” features Ivan Csudai (born 1959), a distinctive figure of contemporary Slovak painting. The goal of the exhibition is to showcase his painting program in general with a focus on his recent work. His series of paintings from 2021 and 2022, which feature the iconic Teddy bear, “a silent witness” of visual events and defenseless stuffed hero (his melancholic alter ego), constitutes the core of Csudai’s presentation.
More information: https://danubiana.sk/en/vystavy/mmxxii
- “Keeping Above Water!” is an exhibition exclusively designed for Danubiana by David Hanvald, a painter and a patriot of the Czech town of Liberec, one of the key figures of the middle generation of Czech art. He specializes in re-interpretations of various construction templates and artwork of Modernist visual art movements, in both 2D and 3D.
More information: https://danubiana.sk/en/vystavy/nad-vodou
- Vincent Hložník was involved in book illustration for over half a century and his relationship to literature left an indelible mark on his personality and the entire body of his work. His illustrations are unmistakable due to their style, expressive and firm drawing as well as their occasionally nervous and interrupted and frequently enriched dynamic hatching. His illustrations of Slovak and foreign poetry feature unusual compositions, full of elements of fantasy and poetic metaphor, allusion and an alternation of poetics, drama, tragedy and irony. In the 1950s and 1960s he created his best artwork while also working on large graphic cycles for works by Dante, Goethe and Homer, which stood up to the strictest criteria. His illustrations for Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (1955), Andersen’s fairy tales (1956) and Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1959) are among the most outstanding.
More information: https://danubiana.sk/en/vystavy/ilustracie-5
- The sculptures and drawings for the exhibition entitled Apokalyptickí jazdci / The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse at the Danubiana Aquamarine exhibition space were created by four Visegrad sculptors in accordance with the project developed by Broniłsaw Krzysztof. It was presented for the first time in 2021 in Bielsko-Biala and Wroclaw. The sculptors are Krzysztof from Poland, Peter Nižňanský from the Czech Republic, Marek Brzózka from Hungary and Milan Lukáč from Slovakia. Each was given the task of creating and personalizing in drawing his vision of one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse mentioned in the Revelation of Saint John.
More information: https://danubiana.sk/en/vystavy/apokalypticki-jazdci
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