PHOTO EXHIBIT GOTHIC EMOTIONS
Is an exhibit of photographs from the church of St. James in Levoča from photographer Vladimir Linder. Concept of the exhibit is based in capturing and illustration of emotions in Gothic statues through the lens of author complimented by quotations from that era and texts dedicated to the given subject. More than 60 photographs are on display mostly of portrait character, which attract by remarkable views of gothic statues from Church of St. James in Levoča. Photographs are evoking immense survival of emotionally strained moments. They have portrait character and they are possibility for comparison of common view of monumental works and detailed not much visible and not very well known looks. Comparison offers also time spectrum of early gothic up to its late period coming from hands of Master Pavol from Levoča. Subject matter is abundant. Prevailing is Laying to the grave, Last supper, Crucifixion, saints and woman saints in moments of torture, ecstasy, prayers… Selection of photographs was made in consideration of the name of the whole exhibit: Gothic Emotions, and it tried to pick up indication of characterization of statue as part of psychologization of individual statues, progressed crystallization of portrait features and using wide palette of gestures.
Text part of the exhibit is complementing medieval texts as inseparable and important part of medieval perception of work of art, appreciation of beauty and connecting spirituality with artistic expression. The goal is presentation of abundant unique cultural heritage-with eye of photographer and comparison with literary works. The photographs are complimented by copies of works of Master Pavol from Levoča-plaster moulds from last supper-from the main altar of the church of St. James in Levoča. Interesting part of exhibition is so called Three of knowledge on which there are statements and quotations from works of medieval authors. Component of exhibit is also computer presentation of more than 200 photographs, that were supplied by Vladimir Linder and thus makes possible even more looks that were unable to be installed. Component of this exhibit are also whole looks at altars, so we can offer our visitors possibility to view the complete works. Exhibit will be open until August 11, 2006 in the premises of the Old City Hall.
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