Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

HISTORY TALKS...

Iľanovo

This postcard shows The Resting Husbandman from Iľanovo, a work by the well-known Slovak painter Janko Alexy. Painted in the early 1920s, the piece illustrates that Slovaks from that period were becoming increasingly interested in their culture.

Click to enlarge.

This postcard shows The Resting Husbandman from Iľanovo, a work by the well-known Slovak painter Janko Alexy. Painted in the early 1920s, the piece illustrates that Slovaks from that period were becoming increasingly interested in their culture. The husbandman's clothes - a wide-brimmed hat, a linen shirt, woolen trousers and boots - was the typical "uniform" of husbandmen throughout the Liptov region, from Ružomberok to Liptovský Hrádok. Iľanovo itself is one of the oldest settlements in the region, with the first references to the village dating back to the 13th century.

Prepared by Branislav Chovan

Top stories

EU roaming fees to end on June 15 – in theory

Slovak customers still waiting to find out how mobile operators will implement change.

Archaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western Slovakia Photo

For an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.

Students visited Svätý Jur as part of their European Wanderer project

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár