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Portrait – Visual Identity of a Person

Abstract Portrait is a very sought out and popular genre of photography, and not only at the present time. This was the case even in the times of photographers that could be described as pioneers in portrait photography as such. Nadar, Disdéri, and others popularized this

Between Abstraction and Description

Abstract: This presentation of works by the Czech photographer and teacher Pavel Mára (b. 1951) is based on a selection of four scholarly articles that were written about him (and are published here in their entirety or in part). Together with his biographical information and a

Life as a temporary miracle: from manierism to concept

Abstract: The article is based on a book and texts from Elena Lichá-Zábranská and deals with the lifetime work of the significant Slovak artist and photographer Ľuba Lauffová, who is considered as an extraordinary personality not only for Slovak, but also for European photography in general.

She puts the world out of the world

The raw material of the photographs is a daily object on which Anne Lefebvre relies to announce worries. The motifs are composed of elements collected in the artist’s home environment. Household items, bath, glass, spoon and hand to order the whole. Anne Lefebvre deploys the

Between reconstruction and interpretation

Articles writen by three Slovak art theorists about the work of the artist and pedagogue Ladislav Čarný. Jana Geržová (study Between Reconstruction and Interpretation) is devoted to his work in the 80s and 90s - mirror objects, light ob- jects and paintings, mimicrys (cam- ouflages)

Judita Csáderová: Fotografie


The main protagonist of slovak photography, Judita Csáderová, is a highly subjective author, working mainly with the imaginative and surrealistic visual language, interpreted via her very own timeless, abstract lines. Torsos and imprints of female body, surrealistic links to irrationality and to her desire to

Anton Sládek Javisko zákulisia a Foto-Grafiky

Javisko zákulisia a Foto-Grafiky

Anton Sládek, another significant slovak photographer, who is also known for his classic black and white work, portrays theatrical actors and captures spontaneous backstage of the theater performance. The similarity of Anton Sládek´s artwork to photograps of Diane Arbus is not only visual, but also

Eduard Nepomuk Kozics

Eduard Nepomuk Kozics

Narodil sa 21.5.1829 v Dubnici nad Váhom  v chudobnej slovenskej rodine. Za fotografa sa vyučil u viedenského fotografa Andreasa Grolla. Po vyučení sa z Viedne vrátil do Bratislavy, kde si neskôr i za pomoci svojich priateľov  a mecénov otvoril svoj prvý fotografický ateliér, pravdepodobne v roku

Peter Lančarič Profil tvorby študenta

Peter Lančarič

Fotografia umožňuje človeku vidieť veci príliš veľké, alebo príliš malé, veci rýchle premieňa na pomalé, a naopak. Otvára pohľad na javy a udalosti, ktoré z toho alebo onoho dôvodu ležia mimo naše zorné pole. Fotografovanie spochybňuje predpoklady a limity ľudského vnímania. Všadeprítomné, nenápadné súčasti ľudskej existencie tak nezostávajú bez