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SNG seeks stories of art

THE SLOVAK National Gallery (SNG) is preparing a series of documentaries about fine arts from Slovak galleries, titled Stories of art. It wants to show through the short films that artworks are not only physical artefacts, but also reflections of time and the context in which they were created.

THE SLOVAK National Gallery (SNG) is preparing a series of documentaries about fine arts from Slovak galleries, titled Stories of art. It wants to show through the short films that artworks are not only physical artefacts, but also reflections of time and the context in which they were created.

Except for evidence of authors and owners of the pieces, SNG also wants to show authentic and less known stories of people, the official press release reads.

The project is kind of a response of SNG to people who, thanks to digitalisation of the fine arts, found their birthplace or relatives through paintings or artistic photos at the Webumenia.sk website. The gallery also wants to inspire other people to share their story, either the circumstances that accompanied the creation of the piece, or depicted places and people, according to the press release.

The most fascinating stories will become part of the document, while other interesting stories will be gradually published as articles at Webumenia site.

It is possible to send the stories by November 16.

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