Stories of Art

The Slovak National Gallery in cooperation with studio Moiré, created a short documentary series about artworks from slovak digitized art collections. Their purpose was to show that the works of art are not just physical artefacts - they also reflect the time period and cultural context of their creation. The videos were based on testimonies of artists, artwork owners and also witnesses (and sometimes survivors) of the related historical events.

If you know the story behind some of the artworks on Web umenia, or you know the places and people depicted, share the story with us - we will publish the most interesting ones on the website. You can get inspired by the photographs or paintings from our collections.

You can watch the documentaries here:

Podhradie (a settlement below the Bratislava castle)
Slovak national uprising