Lens-Artists PC: Art in the park

No matter what a big fan I am of street art as we have come to know and love, for this week’s Lens-Artists challenge I have chosen art as it used to be. On a beautiful October day I encountered a display of works of art from the National Gallery of Slovenia in Tivoli park, the lungs of Ljubljana.

I was in Ljubljana as I am now, and yet it couldn’t be more different. If you think of coming to Slovenia in May because you were told it was the best time to visit, think again, or better, plan it either early in May or late, and not in the week or two around May 15th when the Zofka the Pissy rules. (Poscana Zofka in Slovenian, people’s name for her.) The Ice Saints are not far behind. Add some wind and temperatures around 10 degrees C and here I am, staying put and waiting for my birthday instead of enjoying walks in nature.

In fact, I’ve offered Seamas in India, who says that they only have 5 minutes of internet connection a day, to swap my internet with his sun.

So instead, let me invite you on a pleasant autumnal walk that I took with my sister who helped model the paintings.

Last year National Gallery of Slovenia celebrated 100 years with this open-air exhibition of paintings, sometimes just details from them, along the Jakopič Promenade. No matter how I thought I spotted a Kandinsky, these were all done by Slovenian artists, mostly quite long ago. Included are some works by Rihard Jakopič after whom this promenade is named.

Here is how this walk continued.

And for those who prefer different kind of street art, here is some Roman street art from a recent post.

For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Patti of pilotfishblog.com: Street Art

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27 Comments

  1. Wow. What a day! I would LOVE that! Thanks for taking us 🙂
    I loved seeing all the art, and yes, the scenery is also lovely. SO? October? Is October good? Or earlier? I’m okay in the single Celsius digits…. BUT NOT IN MAY!

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  2. Great idea for the exhibit! I loved walking along with you. Thank you for telling us that the promenade was designed by Jože Plečnik, because it caught my attention in the very first photo. Reminds me of an installation at my alma matter Brandeis University, by Chris Burden. https://www.brandeis.edu/rose/lightofreason/index.html

    In the photo of Matija Jama, it looks as though the woman walking is running her hand across the edges of the artwork, as though dragging her hand along a fence, as we all did when we were kids.

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    1. Hehe, well spotted, Crystal. That’s my sister. She is posing from the hip. 😀 Thanks for the link, it has the same vibe indeed. Must be the lights. I found Plečnik’s grave unexpectedly and couldn’t believe its lack of pomp (see this post: https://manjameximoving.wordpress.com/2019/06/02/pic-and-a-word-challenge-189-its-so-quiet/). I also see that you’ve posted and will have a look in peace tomorrow. Now bedtime. Be well!

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