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Saint Catherine 2

Vojtech Klimkovič. Saint Catherine of Alexandria 1862Canvas, oil painting, 120 x 72,5 cmSigned at the right bottom corner: „Klimkovicz Béla 1862“Restored in 2012 by the academic painter Anna Svetková An altar painting, originally in the mansion chapel in Rollova Huta (today part of Margecany). Following the chapel demolition (1966) the painting was transferred to the […]

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Saint Catherine

Story from a garage The painting had been lying in a garage corner of the parish office in Margecany for a long time. First, there was no space for it in the local parish church and later it was so badly damaged that it would have been a shame to display it. There was no […]

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Vedutas 2

Ludwig Rohbock – Johann Richter. A view of Levoča 1856 – 1860venue of origin: Darmstadtpaper, steel engraving, size: (sheet) height 15,6 cm, width 23,5 cm, (printed area) height 11,3 cm, width 16,1 cmsigned: (on the left below the image the author of the art work) L. Rohbock delt., (on the right below the image the […]

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Vedutas

Rohbock’s vedutas. A captured place. In view of the classicistical requirement for truthfulness and preciseness, especially in capturing something genuinely seen, we can speak about the first realistic „portraits“ of towns and natural sceneries. In addition to them, there were also romanticised and fabulous landscapes. The authors of realistic-cum-descriptive vedutas used to search for most […]

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Light bearer 2

Unknown medieval sculptor. Angel, the light bearer around 1500lime wood, partially preserved original polychromy, height 72 cmrestored by Anna Svetková in the years 2013-2014 Unknown medieval sculptor. Angel, the light bearer around 1500lime wood, partially preserved original polychromy, height 77,5 cmrestored by Anna Svetková in the years 2017-2018 Angels, light bearers, as an iconographical type […]

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Light bearer

Let there be light The figures of angels used to be an important part of the medieval artistic world. Their shape had been formed under the influence of biblical texts, theological opinions and documents right from the early stages of Christianity. The oldest sections of the Old Testament present angels as personifications of God’s revelation. […]

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Design 2

Ladislav Tfirst. Mirror design 25 May 1927Spišská Nová Ves, paper, water colour, pencil, height 54 cm, width 40 cm A carver’s classwork presents a mirror design with a console table. Both are proposed in the neo-baroque style. From the front view the drawing is coloured, side sections and the top table board are drawn in […]

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Design

Design and comfort A set of drawings by the carver and altar maker Ladislav Tfirst from Podolínec was found in the village of Hrachovište near Stará Turá. A local priest and a few parishioners had rescued several boxes, a modest property of a homeless person, from fire. People remembered that he used to help out […]

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Defence 2

Cord. 1680 Central Europe, steel, brass, gilding, 107,5 x 9,00 cm Cord with a brass handle finished with a decorative fluted head. Partially preserved cross piece with an allusion of ornamental finishing. Original steel blade with allusively preserved gilding. Cord. 1600 – 1620 Central Europe, steel, 105 x 10,2 cm Cord – an aristocratic weapon, […]

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Defence

For defence and attack, fight and entertainment… A castle and weapons have, since time immemorial, been closely connected. Therefore, following the installation of a contemporary castle kitchen and a bedroom, the museum had decided to instal also a castle arsenal at the Spiš castle. A collection of contemporary weapons that used to serve for defence […]